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Big War In Shady Rest
Shady Rest, Texas, has the dubious reputation for being the deadliest town in America. Getting yourself killed is as easy as blinking and twice as quick. Sure enough, Matt Jensen hasn't swallowed his whisky before the town's marshal is gunned down before his eyes. Matt defends himself by putting ...
Big War In Shady Rest
Shady Rest, Texas, has the dubious reputation for being the deadliest town in America. Getting yourself killed is as easy as blinking and twice as quick. Sure enough, Matt Jensen hasn't swallowed his whisky before the town's marshal is gunned down before his eyes. Matt defends himself by putting two bullets in the shooter's chest, unaware that he's in line for a $5,000 bounty--as long as he stays in Shady Rest to collect it. And staying gets even more tempting when a red haired beauty decides to be the next town marshal. . .
Annabel O'Callahan is a dressmaker with a secret weapon--no hard case or gunslinger worth his salt will gun down a lady. Almost overnight, Shady Rest becomes a model of law and order. But the man Matt killed has a whole passel of friends and family--the killing kind, man or woman--headed to Shady Rest for revenge. Now the dressmaker and the mountain man must join forces. Two against a small army. And the deadliest shootout Shady Rest has ever seen.
Posted April 6, 2013
A fast moving peek into the early Western mind set by a master of the genre.
A fast read that puts you right there. I have read everything this author has written, and can honestly say I've never found one that did not satisfy...
Posted March 14, 2013
great book, fast action...........As Matt returns to see some old friends, he comes upon the grisly scene of Amon and his wife Bernice. As Amon lies dying, he tells Matt of the two owlhoots that did it and it sets him off on the vengeance trail. Even when he finds the one that killed Bernice, and he is sentenced to die, the man’s (psychotic poetry spoutin’ serial killer brother (who later becomes a lawman) breaks the killer out. This is a tightly woven tale of three distinct stories that intersect on many levels. There is a wonderful female seamstress and shop owner (Annabel ) who gets voted in and becomes the sheriff (even though she can’t vote), a family bent on revenge because matt killed a relative, and the serial killer and his brother. You have to read this book. It’s very much in the Johnstone’s vein of the” mind of the killers” as well their actions. Matt also gets to save a stagecoach. Needless to say, matt saves the day but not without many hair raising adventures between and including, a sweet dalliance with the seamstress.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 30, 2013
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