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Trouble in Pioche: A 19th Century Western (A Slim Calhoun, Bull Morrison Western Book 4) Kindle Edition
SADDLE-UP FOR GUNFIGHTS, SALOON BRAWLS, A TOUCH OF ROMANCE, AND MAYHEM IN THE OLD WEST.
The southeastern Nevada mining camp of Pioche was known as one of the most corrupt and dangerous communities in the silver state. When it was rumored that a federal judge might be involved in schemes dealing with water and land issues, U.S. Marshal Bull Morrison and his deputy, Slim Calhoun were sent to investigate. They discovered rampant lawlessness led by a corpulent mine owner and allegedly backed by a federal judge in Salt Lake City.
The marshals were outnumbered and outgunned, but when they called for help from the local citizens, they got it. Schemes to control the waters of Lincoln County, to illegally acquire existing ranches, and to sell non-existent mines or phony stocks were among the crimes taking place.
“Five stars and more, is all I can say about this amazing story of realistic old American western folklore!”
- ASIN : B0973DNHJY
- Publisher : Wolfpack Publishing (July 14, 2021)
- Publication date : July 14, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1622 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 266 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 164734753X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #137,594 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Story is too tangled, too repetitive, and too predictable to rate more than 3 Stars.
When crooks move in and take over the town of Pioche with their water, silver, and land schemes, most of the citizens just want to live in peace. Rumors have it that there is more corruption than just the outlaws and maybe a federal judge. The marshal has his hands full and there are more villains than he can take on by himself. He is even suspicious of some of his deputies. He can’t count the number of times that he had reached out for help to the federal judge’s office. But, little did he know that he would have some unknown help, word finally reaches San Francisco where Slim Calhoun and Bull Morrison are located. Their boss orders them to go undercover and try to figure out what is going on and who is involved.
Arriving in Pioche they head for the local saloon to try to obtain information that they need. They happen to learn that the local Marshall had been seen heading for their hotel, and the boys figured that he would be checking out their room. Sure enough, they catch him in the act of going through their bags. Sitting down to have a little chat with him, he informs them that he had requested help numerous times, but he figured that this last time it finally had been passed up the line, therefore he figured that the men were US Marshall’s. Of course, they are not sure that they can trust him, so they tell him to stay away from them and let them do their job. Next, they find out that the Sheriff is none other than an outlaw out of Texas, and so are his deputies.
Join Slim and Bull as they battle the outlaws and bring JUSTICE to Pioche the hard way…
What did I like? You have to love the lead characters, especially Bull Morrison! Try as he might, he just can’t keep out of fights, but then the way he sees it, it is just a little more fun and relaxing to beat the crap out of the bad guys. The two of them are the perfect team, brawn, and brains. But on the other hand, they work so well that it seems like they can read each other’s minds. Don’t you just love it when you find the perfect lead characters so in sync with each other?
What will you like? When Bull Morrison is around the action is in double time and this book is no different. He walks in and a fight breaks out. The characters are absolutely formidable, the criminals think they have everything under control, but you just never know when they have no clue that they are being led around on a string that they can’t see. It’s a pleasure to see the good guys win and take control. Johnny does an incredible job with his storyline, weaving the mystery around until the very end. His descriptions and attention to detail are extremely well researched and shows on every page. Those descriptions bring his storyline to life, and you just can’t lay this book down. “Trouble in Pioche” is available NOW!
• ASIN: B0973DNHJY
• Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing
• Publication Date: 7/14/2021
• File Size: 1622 KB
• Print Length: 194 pages
• Genre: Louis L'Amour Westerns, Classic American Fiction, Classic Historical Fiction