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The Assassin

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Matt Beck is a man hired to eliminate problems. So when the deadliest gunman in the West wanders into an Arizona town, the residents instantly fear one of them has been marked for death. Once Beck arrives, he tangles with the law, a young gunslinger itching to make a reputation on his death, a treacherous preacher, and a gunfighter hired to kill Beck. Through it all, he mu ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by iUniverse
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Travis Haselton
Sep 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book is a great first novel. I was very entertained by it and liked it. Be prepared however if your reading a western to hopefully read about a great part of the country, or beautiful scenery, or how a cowboy feels best when he is on the range. Even if your looking for a little horseplay and real cowboy work type things(Main character runs a ranch loses some strays due to cattle rustlers etc...) This is all about story, gun play and wit. You want action? You got it here. I realy liked it be ...more
Jul 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
The writing seemed flat to me. Not much feeling behind it. There were also a lot of old western clichés. Something reminiscent of a western you would see on a Saturday afternoon and had pieces of other western plots you have probably heard before. He tried to build a lot on the characters and tricky plot points but at 100 pages there wasn’t much room for that so the characters just seemed to explain themselves a lot and they tell us stories more than we get to experience the story for ourselves. ...more
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book is okay as a "fill in" novel. I have read much better and much worse. If I can't find anything better, I will probably read another book by this author. I will not recommend this book to anyone, but let them decide for themselves.
Dec 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
There were a lot of twists and turns with this book. I was very pleasantly surprised. I really liked the ending as I did not see it coming. James really keeps you guessing as to what will happen next and makes you not want to put it down. Awesome book!
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I'm an author and have written several books, including The Assassin, Escape, and Bounty Hunter. The Assassin (western) has recently reached #1 in the Westerns section on Amazon Kindle. Escape is a Suspense/Thriller, and Bounty Hunter (western) has just been recently released in paperback and also on the Kindle. I've also authored the best-selling short stories Day Of The Assassin, Misconduct, and ...more
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