Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Clancy's Last War


By Terrell L. Bowers
Hale, January 2013

Some crimes are too heinous to go unpunished. Morgan Clancy seeks the man responsible for the deaths of a great number of men, including his younger brother. When the trail leads him to Bluestone Creek, Colorado, his search for justice becomes entwined with the plight of several farmers and one local rancher.

Clancy’s battle escalates when his meddling uncovers a theft of cattle and endangers the lives of a young woman, her sister and father. The stakes are lethal and when the final battle comes, Clancy discovers his trail of vengeance may cost all four of them their lives….

Terrell L. Bowers combines the bringing to justice of war criminals with the more traditional storyline of a land grab. The war crimes were committed in Andersonville where prisoners were robbed and killed at will. With only the camp commander Henry Wirz looking set to pay Clancy’s sets out to bring to justice other prison guards who were responsible for his brother’s death and many others.

Terrell L. Bowers also includes a young woman who has Downs Syndrome, something that is rarely seen in a western. Her child-like innocence leading to some touching moments, and she will have an important part to play in the final showdown between Clancy and those he hunts.

The book is written in an easy to read style and moves forward at great pace. Characters and landscapes are well described as are the many action sequences. As the story heads towards what seems like a predictable end Terrell L. Bowers springs a superb surprise to the identity of one of the characters giving the story a neat twist-in-the-tail.

As with the other books I’ve read by this author I’m left looking forward to his next.

1 comment:

Neil Waring’s –Western Ramblings said...

This sounds good. As a retired teacher including a Downs syndrome person in your story is a great idea. Several of my all time favorites (I know teachers don't have pets) were Down's kids.