Sunday, 21 September 2008

Chance #11

as by Clay Tanner
Avon, May 1988

When Chance tracks his missing brother Wyatt to the wilds of West Texas, they stumble on an opportunity that’s just too “golden” to pass up. The key to a conquistador’s dream…an ancient Indian treasure mountain! All that stands between them and the legendary loot is an Apache war party, a crazed prospector, and a treacherous underground maze which could lead to a glittering kingdom of gold…or to Kingdom Come.

Whilst waiting for the Wild Card to be repaired – see the previous book in the series – Chance uses the time to find his brother and gets involved in the events described above.

As usual George W. Proctor (Clay Tanner) writes a fast moving and involving tale that made it difficult for me to put this book down as it races to it’s spectacular ending.

Proctor gives the reader some great secondary characters such as the Anasazi Don-Ha-Ta and the prospector Jess Richardson. Having Chance seeking out his brother allows Proctor to flesh out the background to Chance’s character even more than has been done over the previous books.

Although the plot isn’t anything new in western fiction it is beautifully told and once more has me eager to read more in the series.

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