The Assassin

The Assassin

by Rye James


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Matt Beck is a man hired to eliminate problems. So when the deadliest gunman in the West wanders into an Arizona town, the residents instantly fear one of them has been marked for death. Once Beck arrives, he tangles with the law, a young gunslinger itching to make a reputation on his death, a treacherous preacher, and a gunfighter hired to kill Beck. Through it all, he must protect a secret he's carrying that would surely mark his own death if found out.

"A page turner," Jennifer Lynn, Middletown Books

A portion of the proceeds of this book will benefit the St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595436767
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/27/2007
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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The Assassin 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
cyberstitcher More than 1 year ago
This is a really good story. I'm not a big Western fan, but I do read them occasionally, and I'm really glad I read this one. What makes it stand out is that there is some mystery involved. You don't know why Beck is in town, who he's after, or who hired him. Basically it could be anybody. The ending has a twist to it which I thought was great. It's finally revealed who hired him and then some things that happened earlier in the book make even more sense. It's a well written story that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rye James did an excellent job of incorporating memorable characters, compelling plot, & great use of imagery in this novel. As you read this novel you can see it play out like a movie in your mind!! No matter what genre of novel you usually read I highly recommend this novel- you'll be glad you read it. I didn't want to put it down it is an outstanding story. Well down Rye James- I look forward to your next novel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a new author to read, look no further. This debut novel from James is a homerun. The storyline is compelling and will keep you turning the pages, not wanting to put it down. You'll get to know the lead character Matt Beck so well you'll think you wrote it yourself. I've read a lot of Westerns and I'd rank this right near the top. I'd say Mr. James has a bright future. Can't wait till his next release.
bedda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The writing seemed flat to me. Not much feeling behind it. There were also a lot of old western clichés. Something reminiscent of a western you would see on a Saturday afternoon and had pieces of other western plots you have probably heard before. He tried to build a lot on the characters and tricky plot points but at 100 pages there wasn¿t much room for that so the characters just seemed to explain themselves a lot and they tell us stories more than we get to experience the story for ourselves. And at one point, to make the plot turn out, the character stepped out of character and the book lost some credibility. I was thinking `he can¿t possibly make him that stupid, can he?¿ But, unfortunately, he did and it played out like an easy fix to a tight plot point.
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stokachu More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry but this book was horrible. Everything had to be explained out so that a 3rd grader could comprehend this book.