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June 7, 2015

THE WINTER FAMILY by Clifford Jackman



WINTER FAMILY
A Novel By
by
Clifford Jackman

TRACING A GROUP OF RUTHLESS OUTLAWS FROM ITS GENESIS DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ALL THE WAY TO A FINAL BLOODY STAND IN THE OKLAHOMA TERRITORIES.  THE WINTER FAMILY IS A HYPER KINETIC WESTERN NOIR THAT READS LIKE A FULL ON ASSAULT TO THE SENSES.



The Winter Family

  • Number: 9780385539487
  • Release: April 14, 2015
  • Author: Clifford Jackman
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: HIST: Historical Fiction, * SUSP: Thriller, * SUSP: Mystery
  • Publisher: Doubleday

Hardback
Tracing a group of ruthless outlaws from its genesis during the American Civil War all the way to a final bloody stand in the Oklahoma territories, The Winter Family is a hyperkinetic Western noir that reads like a full-on assault to the senses. Spanning the better part of three decades, The Winter Family traverses America's harsh, untamed terrain, both serving and opposing the fierce advance of civilization. Among its twisted specimens, the Winter Family includes the psychopathic killer Quentin Ross, the mean and moronic Empire brothers, the impassive ex-slave Fred Johnson, and the dangerous child prodigy Lukas Shakespeare But at the malevolent center of this ultraviolent storm is their cold, hardened leader, Augustus Winter—a man with an almost pathological resistance to the rules of society and a preternatural gift for butchery.  From their service as political thugs in a brutal Chicago election to their work as bounty hunters in the deserts of Arizona, there's a hypnotic logic to Winter's grim borderland morality that plays out, time and again, in ruthless carnage. With its haunting, hard-edged style, The Winter Family is a feverishly paced meditation on human nature and the dark contradictions of progress. (copyright Night Owl Reviews )

AUTHOR
Clifford Jackman was born in Deep River, Ontario, and grew up in Ottawa. He studied English literature at York University and Queen's University before attending Osgoode Hall Law School and being called to the bar in 2008.  He lives in Guelph, Ontario with his wife, Cathy and his son, Anthony.


REVIEW
This story spans almost three decades, THE WINTER FAMILY  travels America's harsh, untamed terrain, both serving and opposing the fierce advance of civilization.  The Winter Family includes the psychopathic killer, Quentin Ross, the man and moronic Empire brothers, the ex slave Fred Johnson had the evil child prodigy Lukas Shakespeare.   Int he middle of this is their cold, uncompromising leader, Augustus Winter, a man with pathological resistance to the rules of society and a preternatural gift for butchery that is matched only by his eerie charisma.  With the high, powerful, haunting style, THE WINTER FAMILY is a fast paced meditation that has a deadly aim at human nature and the dark contradictions of progress.
A very well written book that will keep you entranced as you turn the pages.  I didn't want to give away too much because it is such a good book.   Pick up a copy and read it.  It is a fairly large book but well worth it.


I was given a complimentary copy of THE WINTER FAMILY from the author, Clifford Jackman and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.





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