Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Andersonville Vengeance

as by J.R. Roberts
Jove, November 2010

Giant edition #15

Commandant Henry Wirz put Clint through hell as a prisoner of war, and when the Union won, Wirz paid for his crimes with a public hanging. Or did he? Word is, the low-down scum is living in Frisco as a U.S. Senator. Now a fellow Andersonville inmate intends to get the job done right this time.

There’s no way Senator Winston is actually Wirz, but because Clint didn’t actually see him hang, he needs to discover the truth – a truth that will have the Gunsmith risking his life for an innocent man, or seeing justice done once and for all.

As to be expected from a Gunsmith book, this story moves forwards at a tremendous pace and is told in short chapters, many of which are dialogue driven.

The author, Robert Randisi, introduces the reader to many terrific characters and spends some of the story following their movements, and plans – although not all is revealed which keeps the reader guessing as to just what is going on, and whether more people than just Senator Winston may not be telling the truth as to just who they are. All these questions make for a very difficult book to put down before the reader discovers the answers in a race against time and an exciting final showdown.

Long time readers of the Gunsmith series will be pleased to discover that this story provides a little more information about Clint Adams' background, of the time he was a prisoner in Andersonville.

As always, once I’ve read one Gunsmith book I find myself wanting to pick up another straight away, and with so many in my collection yet unread, the only question I have is which one to read next?

And does Senator Winston turn out to be Henry Wirz? Sorry, that’s a question I’m not going to answer here, so I guess you’ll just have to pick up a copy of the book and find out for yourselves.


RJR said...

Thanks for the review, Steve.


Shelley said...

My western writing takes place in a more modern time period, but I enjoy this blog because my dad is a big Louis L'Amour fan.