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The Black Hills

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Cormac Lynch was just a young boy when tragedy struck. Now, to avenge his family's murder, he must become a gunslinger. Out of a family tragedy in the Dakota Territory grows a man with a reputation for a blazing fast draw. There are those who would ride a hundred miles to watch him shoot it out against the mysterious gunslinger known as Mackle.

Instead, both of them ride to
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Berkley
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Alyson Reuben
Mar 05, 2012 Alyson Reuben rated it it was amazing
I really like westerns (used to watch John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies with my dad), although I don't read many of them. So, to shake things up a bit, I grabbed this off the shelf and was glad I did.

Warning: not for the faint of heart. This western contains beautiful and picturesque scenic descriptions in true Louis L'Amour old style. However, that's where the resemblance stops. Rod Thompson has managed to recreate a western setting with a solid dose of reality that made my heart race. There
Jan 26, 2015 Hawley rated it liked it
It's more like a 2.5 star book but there was no option for that. Guess I am feeling generous today. I found the story line more than a little jumbled, the character is here and there and everywhere. It's almost like the author took everything that has ever happened in previous westerns and tried to get them all in one book. The writing at the start of the book came across as amateurish somewhat naive and I felt like I was reading a book written by a kindly grandfather. Midway through the book ...more
Raleen Abrams
Mar 06, 2015 Raleen Abrams rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I'd never read a Western before and glad that this was my first experience with the genre. I love how it is really a coming of age book for Mac as he realizes that all his wants is to be home.
Peter Riva
Feb 20, 2012 Peter Riva rated it it was amazing
If you love real westerns, like going to the RKO on 86th Street on Saturday morning during the '50s... this is for you.
It was for me!
Loved it.
Houston Brunmeier
May 30, 2016 Houston Brunmeier rated it really liked it
Good book. It started off great. Ending could have been better but, I was definitely satisfied. I liked it
Jul 27, 2012 Denny rated it it was amazing
absolutely love it
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I am currently reading this and its great.
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a fast pace story with some great fighting and hog slapping. A fun read!
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Great western! The author is as great as the book! Can't wait for the next book! :)
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