The Black Hills [NOOK Book]

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In this historically accurate Western epic from debut author Rod Thompson, a young farm boy comes of age in a frontier crucible of death, vengeance, and beauty.



When four hoodlums brutally murder a farming family in the Dakota ...
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Overview

In this historically accurate Western epic from debut author Rod Thompson, a young farm boy comes of age in a frontier crucible of death, vengeance, and beauty.



When four hoodlums brutally murder a farming family in the Dakota Territory, they leave a fourteen-year-old boy for dead in the field…That’s a big mistake.



After bearing witness to the savage acts that destroyed his world, young Cormac Lynch knows only one way to make things right. Coming upon the men, he takes aim and takes his revenge—rescuing the beautiful Irish redhead Lainey Nayle in the process.



With a deadly reputation, Cormac grows up to back down from no man…and only one woman. He and Lainey face the danger and anguish of the frontier with grit and humor. But when Lainey’s life is endangered again, Cormac must once again make good on his reputation…


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What People Are Saying

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"A daring, very well written debut."—Booklist

"Combining suspense and romance with coming-of-age elements, this debut Western will have wide appeal for fans of such authors as Elmer Kelton, Sandra Dallas, and Stephen Overholser."—Library Journal

"It's one of the finest western novels I have ever read in my life. It's just rip roaring great! I enjoyed the book immensely and I hope you will write a whole bunch more. If I can help you in any way, or write an Introduction to this book or any other, I would be most pleased to do what I can. You have a life long fan and I will read every book you write. It's the best book of any kind that I have read in a long time."—James Drury, star of TV's The Virginian

"It would be a shame to have missed The Black Hills."—Billy Etbauer, popular rodeo star and five time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Bronc Riding Champion

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101559116
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 126,014
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rod Thompson was born in farm country South Dakota, a half day's journey from the Black Hills. He now writes from his horse property near the Jurupa mountains in southern California.
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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    One of the best Westerns I've read in many years

    Without question this is one of the best western novels I have ever read. A painstakingly researched period novel set in the post-civil war west, the story goes from jaw-dropping event to jaw-dropping event. This story will keep you turning pages, with each page packed with emotion and excitement. You will weep, clench your fists in anger, and laugh out loud along with the main characters of this story that are brought to life by the author, Rod Thompson. Can't say enough good things about Mr. Thompson's work except to say, after growing up and loving Louie L'Amour, I find this to be on par with him whom I consider the best western writer of all time. Good job on this one.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2012

    This is an exciting read for all

    For a first-time published author, Rod Thompson has hit the proverbial home run. It may be a cliche, but his new book, "The Black Hills," belongs on the big screen, featuring the exploits of the likeable, revenge-seeking Cormac Lynch and his fiery, red-headed love, Lainey Nayle. From the opening first few sentences, I found myself hooked on Thompson's tale, set on the prairies and in the mountains of the old Dakota Territory, places the author is obviously familiar with. At just 14, Cormac watches in horror as his mom, dad and sister are brutally attacked by four thugs on horseback. As awful as that day was, it served as a catalyst for how he lives his life in a turbulent and violent period in our history. "The Black Hills" is an exciting read for all who enjoy a great story. I had not read a western before I picked up Rod's book, but I'm now hoping he follows his first book up with more tales about Cormac, Lainey and the times they lived in.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    This book needs to get in front of Clint Eastwood!

    I challenge everyone reading this review to read the "Look Inside" or the Kindle Sample to see if you too will be captivated by the opening of Rod Thompson's "The Black Hills". I have not read many westerns however found this book very hard to put down. I carried it on my iPhone and iPad so that every spare moment I had, I could read a bit more. He introduces us to Cormac as a young boy who exemplifies the values provided by his loving and caring family. When tragedy strikes, he is left an orphan and must figure out how to survive in a world he is not prepared for. He pulls from his inner strength, determination, loving memories and great companionship from his two best friends, his horses. As the reader we get to know and love Cormie, however the characters he encounters live in awe and fear of him and know him as Mac Lynch. Rod does a beautiful job of intertwining the complexities of human relationships into an action packed, historically worthy, gun shooting, deeply moving love story. This book is movie worthy and needs to get in front of Clint Eastwood! Try it, I bet you can't put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    Six Gun Saga!

    Above average western with good characters, plenty of action, and a fast moving plot. I look forward to more from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Great Book! Great Author! When I started, I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to read more by him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Author's note

    As the author, I worked hard to make The Black Hills historically correct, include a few surprises along the way and keep it interesting, exciting, and fun to read. Two of the main characters are horses; the hero has a Colt Dragoon on his left hip, and a Smith & Wesson on his right; a sense of humor; and a red-headed Irish girl friend with an unstoppable temper: exciting action for the men, what my editor calls a strong underlying love story for the cowgirls, and fun for all. Two sequels are being planned.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Amazing Western

    This first book by Rod Thompson titled "The Black Hills" is an action packed western with danger in each chapter. History buffs will enjoy the old west realism brought to life by Cormac Lynch's travels from the Dakota Territory to Colorado by way of Texas. I could imagine while previewing this advance copy the movie this book will make as I read the Indiana Jones like adventures mixed with and enchanting love story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    I couldn't agree more with everyone here.  Such a great read.  T

    I couldn't agree more with everyone here.  Such a great read.  The characters grab you, the story grabs you, I cried for the first time in a long time while reading a book!  Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Superb.  Made me want to time travel back 120 years and experien

    Superb.  Made me want to time travel back 120 years and experience it all myself.  Great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Such a great story!  I love history, love the wild west, and lov

    Such a great story!  I love history, love the wild west, and love great stories.  This does it all.  It's such a pleasure to read, makes you fell like you're there, like you can see what the character see.  What a great story, can't wait for the next one!!!

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  • Posted December 30, 2012

    I don't read books but I picked this one up and couldn't stop.I

    I don't read books but I picked this one up and couldn't stop.I ioved the book would recomend it to anyone
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Great book!

    Rod Thompson really created a book to read that you have to keep reading to find out what happens next. His storytelling ability came to life in The Black Hills. I look forward to any future books he writes. If you like Louie L'amor, you will love Rod Thompson!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Highly recommended! A MUST read.

    Mr.Thompson, I am a real cowboy and somewhat of an artist. However, you sir are an artist of a higher "caliber" already. After reading "The Black Hills" for the second time during my recent trip to N.M. I will tell you this much, not since Jory Shermans "Grass Kingdom" have I ever been so involved in a story line or seen such brilliant use of character development. An absolute must read for anyone who enjoys the old west. I know I stated when I first read it that it could have been a little less descriptive, but after having polled the people I asked to read it what they thought, I now realize this is necessary for those who dont know the life. In closing I'll say this....."I am a true son of the wild west and Rod Thompson is right on target with The Black Hills"...Deke Rivers "The Pistolero"

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    Rod Thompson is not only a excellent Writer but also a good man,

    Rod Thompson is not only a excellent Writer but also a good man,this book is great yes i think clint eastwood or robert duvall or sam elliot would agree this book could easily become a movie....grat book Rod very enjoyable book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    A fun western!

    Well worth reading with a great plot twist!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    GREAT BOOK!!!!!

    It was such a great book that I read the book in three days. I had a hard time putting it down. I can hardly wait for the next book! Hurry up with the next book.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Very engaging read

    Great lead character and very authentic plot. Details of the physical landscape are superb. I would certainly recommend this book as an entertaining read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    I do not recommend this one.

    I gave up on this book half way through it. Sorry Rod!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Great western book!

    Loved the book.

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