Saturday, 15 November 2008

The Gunsmith #100

RIDE FOR REVENGE
as by J. R. Roberts
Jove, April 1990

Somebody’s just pumped Clint Adams’ old pal Talbot Roper full of lead. Who did it and why, only Roper knows – and he isn’t talking. Not much to go on, but Clint aims to nab the pistol-packin’ vermin who’s responsible.

But the Gunsmith’s search leads him onto a trail of stolen gold. The thieves have robbed the railroad, hidden the loot – and murdered two of Wells Fargo’s best men. Now Wells Fargo wants revenge, the Gunsmith wants to fins a killer, and everybody wants a cut of the reward money. And the Gunsmith’s battle is just heating up. His next stop is Mexico – where some hotheaded revolutionaries are riding into town, hungry for gold…and thirsty for blood!

This book begins with a lengthy prologue that has nothing to do with the main story other than fill readers in to some of Clint Adams, The Gunsmith's background. As to be expected from a book in this series is moves at a terrific pace and a number of people from previous books arrive to help Adams discover who gunned Roper down.

There’s not a terrific amount of gunplay but when it comes it’s fast and furious. The style of writing has a kind of urgency to it that is part of the reason these books are so hard to put down once started.

This proved to be a satisfying read and should be on the reading list of all Gunsmith fans.

3 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

Another Gunsmith - I've only ever read the one of these and enjoyed it. Am on the lookout for more.

ARCHAVIST said...

Oh and Steve let me know what you think of the Hawkwood book

Steve M said...

Will do Gary, aiming to read it sometime this week.