- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 531 KB
- Print Length: 132 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing (8 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FKEIS3C
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #357,782 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It begins in Kansas in 1869 when Latigo Larson comes upon a burning house and a woman in the front yard laying behind a dead horse.
After Latigo treats her wounds and gets her some clothes she relates that her name is Liz and tells him the horrible story as to how she came to be in such circumstances. Three men have killed her husband Greg, set the house on fire and threw her one-year old child into the burning house and then raped and shot her.
She vows revenge and guess who she wants to teach her how to track them down and kill them? You got it!!! Latigo.
The first outlaw they run down is Sam James. He's your typical western outlaw with no scruples. Once they get him Liz has decided she wants him out of town so no one will hear him scream. They confront him with the crime which at first he denies because he doesn't recognize Liz. When he finally realizes who she is he thinks she's came back from the dead.
Liz draws her gun and slams him in the head then puts the barrel about an inch from his right eye and cocks the hammer. He swears his partners are the guilty ones and that he was just along for the fun of it.
Latigo flinches when the gun goes off and looks over to find Liz has shot Sam in the crotch. Of course he's screaming and knocks the gun out of her hand, jumps up and takes of running.
Liz is yelling for Latigo to shoot him and Latigo tells her, "No, Your job. Told you I wouldn't kill them for you." He tells her she had her chance and she chose to shoot him in the "private parts" instead of killing him.
There are several side adventures before they finally track down all three outlaws and that keeps the story interesting.
It's a book you have trouble putting down and when it's ended you regret leaving Latigo and Liz because they have become friends.
A real page turner and an excellent example of Chet Cunningham's fine western writing.
If you are a western fan, don't pass up reading this trip back in time when men were men and women had to be tough and hard.
Thank goodness we're past that time.
Latino Larson was headed to Oregon. He was an itinerate gambler headed to the next game. He ran across a homestead farm that had been burned and was still smoldering. There was a man dead on the ground. As he searched the farm, he found a woman, naked and blood all over her head. Come to find out, that had been raided by three men who killed the farmer, raped and shot his wife, and through their one year old daughter into the burning cabin which killed her.
The wife, Liz, hired Latigo to help her track down the criminals so she could extract revenge on each one for all they had done. Cunningham weaves learning to shoot, reading trail, and staying alive lessons with a tracking adventure to kill the criminals.
Good book! You'll not want to put it down.
the story. This book makes you want to read it so you can find out the ending.