The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid

The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid

by Joe Corso


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484839003
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/29/2013
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

I grew up in Corona, Queens in NYC. I'm the author of 'The Starlight Club' novels, 'The Time Portal' series, 'The Old Man and The King', and 'The Revenge of John W'. This is my first western,

I'm a Korean Veteran, and I retired from the FDNY. While I was on the job I Invented a firefighting apparatus, and was granted 2 Patents. I started writing at the age of 75 hoping to raise money to send my grandchildren to better schools.

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The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Allthingsbook-ReviewRL More than 1 year ago
5 Star Meet Charles Longstreet. During the Civil War, he was involved in a shoot out with John Sturman. Just after Sturman dies, three of his friends enter the saloon and challenge Charles. With Cole Younger and Ned Buntline backing him, Charles shoots all three of the challengers. Little did he know that Ned was a reporter and would be writing a story about him. After the war ended, Charles heads to Virginia City to help his brother Bob. Along the way he is challenged to numerous gunfights, and also helps a lot of people who are in tough situations. After one such shootout, he finds out from the sheriff of the dime novel that Ned had written. He curses Ned for the problems he has caused. After getting to Virginia City and learning of his brothers troubles, Charles decides he needs help from his friends, the Younger brother and the James brothers, so he sends Cole Younger a wire. The James-Younger gang arrives and things heat up even more. This is one Western that I have to compare to Louis Lamour's work. The writing style itself compares to those of Lamour's Sackett series. Mr. Corso has a lot of potential with his Old West novels. Some of my favorite quotes from the book are - "Some people don't believe in a God. Some don't believe that Jesus ever existed. Well, I have a surprise for those folks. Whether Jesus existed of didn't exist doesn't matter because it is one and the same." "That's easy, Jesse, We're gonna sell him back his life in exchange for his wealth."
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paul Johnson for Readers' Favorite It is the end of the Civil War and Frank and Jesse James and Cole Younger weren't as well known as Bloody Bill Anderson and Quantrill, yet. Then there was Charles Longstreet who was friends with the James’ and Youngers’. This is his story about a battle in the town of Lone Jack and meeting up with Ned Buntline. Buntline writes a dime novel and Charles unwittingly becomes The Lone Jack Kid. But, the story doesn't stop there. After leaving the Army, Longstreet sets out to help his brother in Virginia City who is having a spot of trouble. It is a long trip and along the way, the legend of the Lone Jack Kid grows as Longstreet meets several gunmen out to make a name for them by challenging him. As his travels continue, he helps out a wagon train and saves a mother and daughter from a group of Indians. Finally arriving in Virginia City he finds out the trouble waiting there. So, knowing he needs help, he sends for his old war friends to aid in his little war. And that is just the beginning. "The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid" is a well-written story. The author’s imagination sets a true tale of adventure in a raw land, only beginning to recuperate from a long deadly war. I found myself liking the Kid from the beginning as he unknowingly becomes a true western hero. With swagger and guns blazing, the Kid is determined to do what he thinks best, or else . . . Well done.
Susan-Keefe More than 1 year ago
Action packed Western With the Civil War raging around and death a normal occurrence, knowing whom you can trust can mean the difference between life and death. When a stranger stands beside Charles Longstreet in Lone Jack, Missouri during a gunfight, neither man could possibly realise how the events that day will shape both their futures. The story which follows, is a brilliant Wild West adventure, with a strong storyline, which quickly immerses the reader into what life was like at that time. A time when cowboys and Indians ruled the Wild West, gunslingers and sheriffs are in every town, love is to be taken when it can, lawlessness is at a peak and life is cheap. Even if you are not a Wild West fan already, you will be when you’ve you read this book, which contains many of the names of legend along with a new one the Lone Jack Kid.