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January 10, 2017

ALL GUNS BLAZING - A Wild West Omnibus

ALL GUNS BLAZING
A Wild West Omnibus
by
Alan David

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 Product Details
BULLETS AT SUNSET
Product DetailsSteve Jory inherits the Broken J. cattle ranch from his uncle not soon after his old job as a gun for hire comes to an abrupt end.  He rides into Bowie County to take over the ranch, hoping to leave his grim past behind him and find some sort of future for himself.  But Jory soon discovers that taking over his uncle's path is no easy assignment. Land grabbing greed has overwhelmed the local ranchers and Bowie County is rife with trouble. Jory's arrival brings things to a head and in no time at all, he finds himself up against Ben Sharkey - an expansionist rancher who is used to getting what he wants.
 


WILD MEN
Product DetailsTrouble is looming for Steve Blaine..  When three outlaws arrive at the family ranch he runs with his father, Heck, all manner of hell breaks loose.  The Blaines settled legally on the land years ago, but their neighbor-Zeke Coppard-always regarded it as his own.  But that's not all.  Tensions mount when a secret Heck has been keeping for over twenty years finally comes to the surface, threatening to destroy everything that Steve holds dear...
 



COYOTE BREED
Product DetailsWhen Chet Boardman, Texas Ranger, arrives in Burnt Hill hot on the trail of the ruthless Coyote gang, he doesn't expect to run into them so quickly.  But they get the drop on him and leave him bleeding to death in the desert. But it takes more than that to finish off Chet Boardman. Now he's not just after the gang, but revenge as well.  Five rangers have already been killed by The Coyotes and Chet Boardman is going to h ave to keep his wits about him and his identity to himself, if he doesn't want to be the sixth...


 
 MY THOUGHTS
These three westerns give the reader plenty of action and adventure. You get gunslingers, heroes, romance, outlaws, cowboys and ever so much more. If you're a lover of the ole' west than here are three stories that take you back to the time.
The author gives the reader good old Texas Rangers, outlaws, cattle ranchers, a little love, the good and the bad.  At times the stories were a little slow but I found that the writing and descriptions were so vivid that I didn't care that sometimes the pace was slow.  There is plenty of action and plenty of bad and good characters.  Your mindset gets right in there with each story.  You want the good guy to win and you want those outlaws to pay the price.  You get a good picture of how tough times were in the ole' west and what it took to survive.  Sometimes they had to do what they didn't really want to but it was survival of the fittest.  Sometimes evil wins for a while but in the end will justice  and the good guys prevail?   Grab a copy of this Omnibus and find out.   If you're a western lover you'll want to add this book to your collection.

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

Bullets At Sunset is a fight to the end. A gun for hire inherits the Broken J ranch. When Steve Jory goes to the ranch, he has hopes of starting over but he soon finds out this isn't going to be easy. Bowie County has a lot of problems.  A rancher that gets what he wants most of the time comes up against Jory.  The town is blaming their problems on Ben Sharkey, but as time goes by Jory thinks it runs deeper, way deeper.  Jory has a lot at stake, a new start with a nice ranch and most of all a lovely wife.  But will Jory have anyone to back him up?  Will he win the battle or will he lose everything?

 Wild Men is a story about Steve Blaine and the ranch he runs with his father.   Things were  supposedly settled years ago and the land of the Blaine's was legally theirs.  But Zeke Coppard thinks different. He feels the land adjoining his is HIS!  Now Coppard is out to take control of that land no matter who dies in the process.  Blaine's father has been hiding something for years and now it comes to light.  This may jeopardize everything that is Steve's life.  Steve and his father have to put the past in the past and settle this range war.  They are up against outlaws and ranchers that are crooked. But what will happen when the battle begins?   Will there be anything left?

 Coyote Breed brings us Chet Boardman, a Texas Ranger.   He has been tracking down a Coyote gang but he meets up with them sooner than he ever expected.  He's left in the desert to die.   That isn't going to stop Chet.  Chet is now out for revenge since  he was almost the sixth Texas ranger to have died at the hand of The Coyotes. He's trying to lay low and not let anyone know who he really is but that didn't last long.  Several people of the town recognize him and soon the whole town knew.   Chet's life goes from bad to worse when the Coyotes kill  Jed Marsden's wife and son.  Jed thinks Chet is one of the gang.   Will Chet bring these outlaws to justice?   Or will he be number six of the dead Texas rangers?

I would give this book 4 STARS because of the slow pace at times.


THE AUTHOR

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, Gun Wages and Draw or Die.
Pioneering Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We publish new and classic westerns by authors from the US and the UK.
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