Tuesday 17 March 2015


By Tell Cotten
Solstice Publishing, January 2015

Yancy Landon was a simple man who lived by a lawman’s code of ethics. He always did the right thing, no matter the cost. When Cooper Landon vows to find a boy captured by Apache Indians, Yancy doesn’t hesitate to aid his brother. Along the way they get caught up in survival, revenge, relationships, and the code of honour.

Told in the first person, this fast moving tale contains a skilled mix of dialogue, often laced with humour, and quick-fire action that is a joy to read. Unlike other books in the series this one doesn’t move between characters but sticks with Yancy.

The story does contain many references to the previous books and involves a few of the people from those tales, so you may prefer to read those first but it isn’t essential for you to enjoy this entry into the Landon Saga as it reads perfectly as a stand-alone story.

The plan for freeing the boy seems straightforward enough until a neat twist sees Yancy and Cooper having to concoct a new way with little time to consider if it is possible or not.

Yancy is also considering his relationship with Jessica, is there a possibility of it going further or does she have eyes for someone else? This story-thread, and a couple of others, are left dangling, to be developed in the next entry in the series, Lee, which can’t be published soon enough for me.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review, Steve! As always, you write a great review. ~ Tell Cotten

westcrazed said...

One of my favorite aspects of this excellent series is that readers get caught up in the lives of the characters from one book to the next. But, each book can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. That is not an easy accomplishment but Tell Cotten does it very smoothly.

Jim Meals