Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Trailsman #337

as by Jon Sharpe
Signet, November 2009

When Fargo hits the little desert town of Las Vegas, he knows that the nearby silver strikes are filling the town with opportunities of every shape, size, and price. But when he signs on with an old frontier buddy to guard shipments from the mines to the town, he gets pulled into a fight not just against bandits, but against a vendetta-packing family out to end the Trailsman’s lucky streak for good.

Like the majority of Trailsman books this one is a very fast moving, action packed, story that is very hard to put down once started. The author throws in “cliff-hanger” style chapter and scene endings that also ensure the reader will keep reading. And there’s the mystery of who is behind the attacks on the silver shipments, something the author keeps to himself until he’s good and ready to spring this persons identity on both Fargo and readers.

Silver Showdown will definitely please followers of the Trailsman series, and should also prove to be a satisfying, and exciting, read for all western fans – as long as they don’t mind a little graphic sex in their books.

If the comments above aren’t enough to persuade you to read this book then telling you who the author is behind the pseudonym of Jon Sharpe this time should tell you as to the quality of writing and storytelling you can expect to find in this book, the author being James Reasoner.

So a must read for Trailsman fans, a must read for James Reasoner fans, a should read for those who enjoy westerns filled with non-stop action and a little mystery, and, for those yet to try a Trailsman book, this could just be the book that makes you realise what you’ve been missing.

1 comment:

David Cranmer said...

My last Fargo novel was Seminole Showdown and the next one will be #337. A tremendous series that's a lot of fun to read.