The Guns of Sapinero

The Guns of Sapinero

by Frank Leslie

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ISBN-13: 9780451228239
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 525,235
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Brandvold has penned more than 70 fast-action Westerns under his own name and his pen name, Frank Leslie.  He is the author of the ever-popular .45-Caliber books, featuring Cuno Massey, as well as the Lou Prophet and Yakima Henry novels. Head honcho at Mean Pete Publishing, publisher of lightning-fast Western e-books, he lives in Colorado.

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The Guns of Sapinero 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
jseger9000 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The Guns of Sapinero opens with a scene right out of the Spaghetti West. Two mules are pulling a wagon with a grisly cargo along a trail in the Lunatic mountains. Young ranch-hand Colter Farrow discovers his adoptive father has been crucified, nailed to the bed of the wagon. Colter heads out to the town of Sapinero to discover who killed his father and why.Peter Brandvold wrote this one under his pen name, Frank Leslie. I'm not clear on why he uses a pen name, as it is a pretty open secret and the style is no different. This book has all of Brandvold's trademark touches. Gritty, violent and well written action, quirky and unusual secondary characters and an innocent hero who is corrupted by a thirst for vengeance and, unfortunately, repetitive use of certain phrases.Whenever Colter would think of his adopted family back in the lunatics, the description was exactly the same. His young sister was always referred to as 'little May'.Really, that's my only real quibble with the book. The Guns of Sapinero is the best Brandvold book I've read so far. The action is well handled and visceral, the settings are pretty interesting and Colt's final, blazing revenge is masterfully done.I believe it is the first in a series and (assuming it is) I will be picking up the rest of Colter Farrow's adventures.I also want to say that the cover for this book is fantastic. Lately, pulp westerns have had some awful covers. Photoshopped pictures of cowboys that are usually pretty hokey. The Guns of Sapinero's bright red cover reminds me of the style of the Italian westerns. I hope this cover artist sticks with the series.
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