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December 3, 2016

DRAW OR DIE - Kill or be Killed

Kill Or Be Killed
Alan David

 Product Details
When Dane Shaw rides into Juniper Bend to visit Frank McSween, he has no idea of the blood bath that awaits him.

The infamous Reed family start a deadly shoot-out, which then sparks a bitter feud between the Reed and McSween families.

Dane is lucky to survive the shootings, with Bry Dexter - a two-gun artist and friend of the McSween family - intervening and saving him from certain death.

 Dane isn't looking for trouble and is eager to be on his way.

But when he learns that his friend, Frank, has been killed, he has no
 choice but to stay and avenge his honor. 

How many lives will be taken in the fight between the McSweens and the Reeds?

Will Dane become just another casualty in this cold-blooded family feud? 

Only one thing is certain in Hay Creek Valley-Draw or Die! 

Alan David is a prolific writer of over 500 novels in a wide range of genres, from classic westerns, to historical thrillers. His other western novels include Fight or Die, Gun Hell and Gun Wages.


We all remember the Hatfields and the McCoys.  Family rivalry that ended up going to the extreme.  Death.  Well this author brings us another feud that is between the McSweens and the Reeds.  Whenever there is a feud between two families, something bad will happen.
I love westerns and this one didn't fail me.   The author has you right in the middle of the gun battle in the local saloon.  You can picture the stand off in the middle of the saloon with the saloon girls standing to the side, tables and chairs upturned and the bar keep ducking down behind the bar.   The author did a good job of describing the characters and  you can picture them down to their clothes. Imagination is wonderful.    The character Dane isn't just your usual cow poke.  He's smart and gun fast.  The Reeds evidently weren't expecting someone like Dane being one of the McSweens.  The Reeds were downright outlaws, loved to shoot and hang anyone who went against them.   The author gives you a little romance too and the good guy, Dane gets shot.  I won't tell you if he lives or not.   You''ll have to read the book to find out.  Does good win in the end?   Who will survive, the McSweens or the Reeds?  The book is a quick read but entertaining and steady paced. A good ole' family feud between cowboys.  Who doesn't love a cowboy?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Pioneering Press and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book  4  STARS.


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