Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The Law of the Barbary Coast

 by Tim McGuire
Leisure, July 2006

The sixth book in the series about Clay Cole, The Rainmaker.

Clay Cole came to San Francisco looking for one thing - a certain beautiful red-haired singer. But the man known as the Rainmaker found something else altogether - trouble. He hasn’t been in the city for more than a few hours before he’s tossed in a cell, then with no explanation taken to meet some strangers with an unexpected propostion.

This time Tim McGuire involves his hero in a battle for land that allows for some gripping action sequences. The gunfights are first rate and the plot moves along rapidly to its conclusion.

But it’s not just the struggle for land and the mystery surrounding it that I found most entertaining. It was Clay Cole’s wide-eyed wonder at the modern technologies San Francisco had to offer, for instance the cable car and the lift.

And does Clay ever catch up with the red-haired singer? Well that’s an answer you’ll just have to find out for yourself.

2 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

Mad coincidence but I ordered this book earlier from Ebay - Never read any of the others but was browsing westerns. Am looking forward to it even more now.

Steve M said...

Be interested to see what you think of it Gary.