Thursday, December 3, 2009
The Last Gunfighter: Sudden Fury by William W. Johnstone
About the book: It kills like an animal. The loggers call it “The Terror of the Redwoods.” A local timber baron has put a bounty on the hide of this man-beast, and the woods are teeming with so many trigger-happy dolts and half-cocked drunkards that someone’s bound to get hurt – and bad. Frank Morgan doesn’t believe in such creatures and decides to get to the bottom of this tall tale. But when he meets the timber baron's beautiful daughter, all bets are off. Something is out there. Someone's set a trap. And Morgan just stuck his Bigfoot right into it...
Quote from the book:"That's too bad," Frank said, not meaning it at all. "But you probably just would've gotten your selves killed by other fellas who were out there hunting for the Terror."
Why this book, you might ask: I was looking for a western to read AND this one had Bigfoot (possibly) so I had to get it.
My thoughts: While looking on the authors website I found that there were 20 books in the Last Gunfighter series and this book was #20. It did well as a stand alone novel, which is good since I haven't read any of the others. It took place in and around the giant redwoods in northern California, which is a place I've always wanted to visit.This story was action packed, from beginning to end, unending backstabbing and gun play. Of course, it wasn't really Bigfoot, but the creature who did the Bigfoot killings might suprise and sadden you.If I had known how many bullets were going to fly past his ear I would have kept track so an accurate count could have been reported here. I enjoyed reading this, it was different for me from my usual fare. If you enjoy westerns at all, I think you'll like this one.
Johnstone's official website.
About the author.
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Pinnacle (October 1, 2009)
western, book review, bigfoot, Frank Morgan, redwoods