Tuesday 29 July 2008

Shannon's Law

by Charles E. Friend
Leisure, April 2006

Clay Shannon is a straight-shooting, tough-talking deputy sheriff who’s been charged with bringing order to rough-and-tumble Whiskey Creek, a mining town where robbery and murder run rampant. But with one lawman already killed, Shannon’s job won’t be easy. A crooked saloon owner and his hired gun have the townspeople so spooked it’s almost impossible to gather evidence against them. If justice is to be served, Shannon must make a choice: stay within the law - or make his own.

This is an easy to read book with a straight-forward plot. It reminded me of the days when the good-guys wore white hats and the bad-guys black. The author makes it very obvious on which side of the law his characters live.

After the first page killing there’s not much in the way of action until about eighty pages into the story, but the author uses this time to flesh out Shannon and develop his plot whilst frustrating his lawman with the lack of evidence needed to take down the law-breakers.

Once the gunfire begins it’s almost non stop, the shotgun being used to devastating effect by both sides.

If you’re looking for an uncomplicated read that’ll entertain you then this is a book worth picking up.

Me? I’m looking forward to the next in the series.

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