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The Silver Trail (An O'Brien Western Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Ben Bridges
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Carter O’Brien’s gun is for hire, but only when the job—and the money—are right. He’s been everything from lawman to bounty hawk and he’s as tough as they come. Right now he’s riding shotgun for an expedition led by an ex-Army buddy. Their goal: to find a lost canyon of silver down in Mexico. But the way is blocked by gunmen working for a greedy Mexican businessman, and a ghost from O’Brien’s past. To survive, O’Brien must kill or be killed...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 303 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bookends Books; First Kindle Edition edition (5 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CO4E11E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #135,633 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Whitehead is a prolific English writer and arguably one of the most influential British western writers of the past twenty years. Born in London in 1958, he sold his first book, THE SILVER TRAIL, in 1984. It marked not only the first appearance of his popular continuing character, freelance fighting man Carter O'Brien, but also the first time he used his best-known pseudonym, Ben Bridges. Since then David has written more than seventy books; westerns as Ben Bridges, Glenn Lockwood, Matt Logan, Doug Thorne, Carter West and ten under his own name. In addition to this he writes romantic fiction as Janet Whitehead and has co-authored nine thrillers with Hollywood screenwriter Steve Hayes. David's entire back-catalogue is now starting to appear on Kindle, where all of his westerns are now being reissued under the Ben Bridges byline. For more details about David's work, please go to We guarantee you a warm welcome!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great western 31 May 2013
By Brian
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A good read O'Brien has to escort a band of prospectors to a silver mine and manages to get even with two old enemies recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars westerns 18 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved it read it cover to cover in one good story great plot found it hard to put down,loved it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cowboy story 8 Sept. 2013
By robkib
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Fast moving action driven story . Good versus evil with good winning out
Believe there will be a follow up to this story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My Vary First Western Read 19 Jun. 2014
By Traffic TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the first western style book I have ever reading after purchasing it from Amazon. I had always wanted to read a western style novel but never really found any I liked the sound of.

This is the first in a series of novels centred on the main character, O’Brien, a gunslinger for hire.

I enjoyed the simple story line and the reading of the western style scenery from the saloon bars and western towns to the brush and tumbleweed deserts.

O’Brien is hired to help an old friend search for a lost silver mine. It is quickly found but disaster strikes and we go from silver prospecting to a mission of vengeance.

Fast paced, lots of Clint Eastwood style action, yet written clearly enough to be an enjoyable read. A fairly short book but this did not detract from the book at all, and I vary much enjoyed it and took my just two days to read. I will certainly be reading others in the series.

Not on the Kindle version: There were some places where two words were joined together but it happened quite scarcely (about 6 times throughout the whole novel), but this did not spoil my reading at all. Other than that, no proplems.
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