MORGAN KANE: Without Mercy [NOOK Book]


Kane was a born gambler. When he was taken to the cleaners in a rigged game of cards in St. Louis, he didn’t realize it was part of a private vendetta.

When they thought they had finished Kane off he was left for dead - but saved by the buzzards he survived. As a match to the Ranger’s star he carried, Kane had gained a star-shaped scar on ...
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MORGAN KANE: Without Mercy

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Kane was a born gambler. When he was taken to the cleaners in a rigged game of cards in St. Louis, he didn’t realize it was part of a private vendetta.

When they thought they had finished Kane off he was left for dead - but saved by the buzzards he survived. As a match to the Ranger’s star he carried, Kane had gained a star-shaped scar on his right hand – the hand that meant the difference between life and death to a ranger who lived by the speed of his draw.

Kane wanted revenge.
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Editorial Reviews

Steve Myall
This book tells how Kane came by the scar on the back of his hand and why he has two fingers bound together. It is also a study in fear – fear that Kane won’t be able to use his gun-hand again, this fear keeping him from returning to his job as a Texas Ranger. It’s emotions like this that I feel is one of Louis Masterson’s strong points, something he writes so well, puts over in words that strike a lasting chord within the reader.

Fear isn’t the...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013588912
  • Publisher: WR Films Entertainment Group, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Series: Morgan Kane, #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,109,542
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Louis Masterson (AKA Kjell Hallbing), is a Norwegian author who between 1966-1985 wrote the hugely popular Morgan Kane series of western novels - a series of books about the fictitious Texas Ranger (later U.S. Marshal) Morgan Kane taking place in the 19th century. The 83 Morgan Kane books have so far sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. He has also written another nine-book series known as the Diablo- and Diablito books, also featuring Morgan Kane.

Earlier in his career, Masterson, used the pseudonyms Ward Cameron, Leo Manning, Lee Morgan and Colin Hawkins. His debut "Ubåt-kontakt" was released in 1961, written under his real name, Kjell Hallbing. The same year he released his first book set in the old West, "Portrett av en revolvermann" ("Portrait of a gunslinger"). In addition Louis Masterson was an eager weapon collector, resulting in his collection being one of the biggest privately owned weapon collections in Norway at the time of his death. He also owned a little house at Bolkesjø, where he wrote most of the books in the Morgan Kane series.

Other "heroes" Hallbing/Masterson wrote about, were Jesse Rawlins, Owen Metzgar and Clay Allison.

Before he started to write full-time in 1969, Hallbing worked as a bank employee.
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  • Posted August 26, 2013

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    Louis Masterson¿s Morgan Kane: Without Mercy is traditional West

    Louis Masterson’s Morgan Kane: Without Mercy is traditional Western adventure with Texas rangers, gunslingers, farmers protecting their daughters, railway tracks crossing the wide open spaces, violence, deception and romance. First in the series, it introduces a complex character through immediate action, avoiding long descriptions and backstories. The method works well. Readers are immediately pulled into the mystery of why and how Kane gets cheated at cards. We follow him onto the train and wonder at the beautiful woman who sits near him. We watch as fear proves a powerful force, even for a fearsome ranger, and Kane is immediately real—not invincible, not all-wise, not without flaws, and not even overly handsome.

    A novel where the hero overcomes serious adversity, where options narrow and the path not taken is definitely alluring, Without Mercy has the fast violent action of a 60s TV series, nicely balanced with scenes of beauty and temptation. The women fall for Kane, and so will readers—it’s a quick fun read that takes you back to a time when heroes’ superpowers were a steady aim and a healthy recovery from pain.

    Disclosure: I received a free copy from the publisher with a request for my honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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