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Empty Holster based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Sometimes it is difficult to set back and enjoy those few moments that present themselves where leisure overrules the business of life but recently I took that time to read EMPTY HOLSTER. What an excellent read. I was drawn back to a time when a western was a WESTERN, when what a man said was what he meant and could be counted upon. It is refreshing to find characters that don't appologize for their actions but let their actions speak for them. And action there is in this traditional western saga. The reader finds out very early who is right and who is wrong and and all that remains is to enjoy the ride. I hope this is not Marvin Browns' last.
Great western book and more. This one should be a movie. Everyone should read Empty Holster.
Thanks to this first-time author for a great western story which includes some romance without filthy language and sex. I loved the action and thoroughly enjoyed Whistler and his love as they matured together.
If this is a first novel, I can hardly wait to see those coming behind. A very good read, could not put it down. Sounds like a movie in the making to me.
'Whistler' is a hard man in the hard land of the Colorado Territory: ex-lawman, ex-soldier. John Marvin Brown is a hero that western fans will love. When he is ambushed, robbed and left to die by 'Scabbed Nose John' and his gang of outlaws, his chances don't look good, but his sister Katherine takes him to her ranch and nurses him to recovery. After many months of rehabilitation and armed to the teeth, Whistler sets out to bring the outlaws to justice. The Governor of the Colorado territory has a plan to civilize Colorado, and approaches Whistler to be a special State Marshal to help realize that goal. It's a difficult road he travels, but he is a determined and capable man, and justice and revenge mesh into one. Scabbed Nose John's gang leaves a wide trail of atrocities and seems to outmaneuver Whistler at every turn, but John Marvin Brown is up to the challenge. Most westerns show the hero as invincible; Whistler is a tough but vulnerable man who must overcome injury and experiences an occasional 'power failure.' This is an exciting, fast-action first novel...hard to put down. Colorado and Texas history is accurate and Brown has fully realized characters, a surprise at every turn, and just enough romance to show Whistler as a susceptible, caring, and likable man.