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November 4, 2016

The Killing by WIlliam W. Johnstone

William W.Johnstone
J.A. Johnstone


The Killing
The Eagles Legacy Series
Book 2 of 5 
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A family of Scottish warriors. A stranger in a new land... From the bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, the blazing saga of Duff MacCallister, heir to a legacy of courage. 


Duff MacCallister fled the Scottish Highlands for a new world in Wyoming Territory. Betrothed to a good woman. Duff has the bad luck to be standing in the Chugwater Bank when a violent robbery explodes around him. With one man dead by Duff's gun, and another under arrest, a team of bandits swarms outside of town. As witnesses, Duff, a banker, and a beautiful barmaid are whisked into the town's hotel for safe-keeping as the outlaws threaten the defenseless town with a bloodbath if their fellow bandit isn't set free.
Except no MacCallister has ever run from trouble. With a scoped Creedmoor rifle he goes after the Taylor gang, one bad guy at a time...But Duff doesn't know that fate -- and a little twist of frontier justice--will give the Taylor Gang one last chance for a shocking, treacherous act of revenge....
   (from back of book)

  • Series: A Duff MacCallister Western (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books; Original edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078602481X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786024810
William W.  Johnstone is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of over 220 books, including the popular Ashes, Mountain Man, and the Last Gunfighter series. Visit  his
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Rather different than your normal Western reads.   This is about a Scotsman coming and settling in the Wyoming territory.  He plans on starting a cattle ranch with Black Angus, a new breed of Black Angus.  
I felt that Duff MacCallister is a character that you can actually like. He's a rancher, a cattleman, a shootist and an all around god person.  The author gives you good plot and it's a good entertaining book.
The author gives the reader a good plot, well written with characters you want to get to know.  Maybe not your typical western but that's good.  The descriptions of the characters allow you to picture them as though you are sitting in front of the Chugwater Bank and watching all of them as they go about their daily lives.
Haven't read the first book but plan to and look forward to books 3--5.
So if you like Westerns and want a little bit of a change from the ordinary, this is it.  Try it and decide for yourself.

I would give this book 4 STARS, 

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