as by Barry Cord
Belmont Tower, 1957
Looking for his missing brother, Kip Nunninger rode into dangerous Antelope Valley, and nothing was going to stop him. But he was a boy on a man’s errand, and the Valley watched him, knowing that he’d be gunned down before he grew to be a man. Kip was sure that Antelope Valley held the truth to his brother’s disappearance. He didn’t know that it also held a bullet and a gravesite, both with his name on them!
This is your typical youngster out of his elements plot who you know will be picked on but he’ll eventually come out on top – or is it?
Barry Cord is a pseudonym for Peter Germano and he always has a few tricks up his sleeve to throw the reader off track, although here I did work out the main twist to the story early on.
As well as strong male characters Germano includes a very strong female lead too.
This is a story filled with greed, love, jealousy and murder. A story that doesn’t end as you’d expect for some of the characters.
Perhaps not the best Barry Cord book I’ve read but certainly worth a look.