The Final Showdown
by John Glasby
ABOUT THE BOOK
Court martialled for a mistake that wasn't his,
Jeff Denver is a man in search of vengeance.
Since being discharged from the Confederate Army, Denver has been following the trail of the three traitors who had wronged him and every other man in his cavalry detachment. But they always seem to be one step ahead.
Sunburnt and saddle-sore, the trail leads Denver to a nester's house on the outskirts of Culver Creek where he meets Hal Fenner and his beautiful daughter, Susan. Gunsmoke hangs in the air and it soon transpires that they have a mutual enemy - ranch-owner Cal Marsden and his gang of outlawed gunmen, who rule the land with fear and violence. Until now, nobody dared stand up to them.
But that was before Denver arrived.
Low on numbers, the nesters alone cannot take on the brute force of the Marsden gang but with a gunman as fast as Denver, can they come up with a plan to even the score?
And will Denver be able to rediscover the trail and finally gain retribution for the crimes he fell victim to in the past?
John Glasby was born in 1928 and graduated from University with an honors degree in Chemistry. He started his career as a research chemist for I.C.I. in 1952 and worked for them until his retirement. During the early 1960's Glasby wrote dozens of paperback westerns, all of which were reprinted in hardcover and paperback four decades later. Following his retirement from I.C.I. Glasby produced a steady stream of new westerns, a science fiction and crime novels, right up to his death in 2010.
This author gives the reader all. It made me think of an old time western. Getting out of the Confederate Army, going home after being court martialled for something he didn't do. Denver didn't leave it alone. He was out to get the three who had betrayed him and all the other men in the detachment. No matter what he did, he was always one step behind. Denver ends up at Culver Creek and meets Hal Fenner and his daughter Susan. There was something wrong and Denver sensed it. It seems that Hal and Denver had someone in common. Not a friend but an enemy, Cal Marsden. He was a gunman and had others that rode with him. People feared them and the violence they left in their tracks. Denver wasn't like the rest, he wasn't about the run with his tail between his legs. Denver was fast on the draw. Is Denver a match for the Marsden gang? Will Denver be able to clear his name? The author gave the reader a real western with the young boys going off to war, the smell of gun smoke, the dusty dirt streets, a little romance and the good guy vs. the bad. You get it all. The descriptions were to a "T". You can picture the characters and the scenery. Have you ever thought what it would be like to have lived at that time? Interesting thought. You might even get a little smile from some of the pages. SO if you like westerns, grab a copy and check out strong, bold Denver and his enemy, Cal Marsden and his gang, gunslingers and the bad guys.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Pioneer Publishing and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 5 STARS.