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5.0 out of 5 stars Peace in our Time (Machine), 18 Jan 2009
This review is from: Doctor Who - Peacemaker (New Series Adventure 21) (Hardcover)
Not since the much criticised William Hartnell TV story `The Gunfighters', has a Doctor Who writer so successfully set an adventure in the days of cowboys, outlaws and saloons.

James Swallow's `Sundowners' series has stood him in good stead to write a Doctor Who novel set in 1880s America; his depictions of Terminator-esque gunslingers, native Americans and other staples of the Western genre are all spot-on, and the extra-terrestrial invaders are both original and well-drawn.

The best thing about `Peacemaker' is that it sidesteps cliché and gives a fresh perspective to well-worn themes with his sinister quack healer and orphaned teenage boy, desperate to avenge his father's death.

Another hit in the increasingly impressive BBC original adventures range; Peacemaker should delight readers of all ages.
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