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Preacher's Assault

(The First Mountain Man #17)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  258 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century

On A Trail Blazed With Blood

The Sante Fe Trail stretches from the Mississippi River to New Mexico Territory through the West's most savage lands. That's why a wealthy trader hires the mountain man called Preacher to keeps his trade goods safe--and hopefully deliver a flock of pilgrims to a Promised Land.

One Man Knows His Way

Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Pinnacle
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Brad Meyers
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Preacher is the man... nuff said.
larry brashear
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The good guys win again! This is a great tale of the life and times of "Preacher"! Wonderful ending for al!
Preston  Dannelley
He done good!!

Not just Preacher, but also both of the Johnstones. This story has not only outlaws and wild Indians, but monsters too. Yes I said monsters. Enjoy!!
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: western
If you're looking for a fast-paced Western set in the days before the Civil War and you don't care much about character development or clever writing, this is your book.

Preacher's Assault is apparently the 17th volume in William W. Johnstone's The First Mountain Man series, but I doubt you really miss much no matter where you start the series. This was my first exposure to Preacher, and to Johnstone. The book lists his nephew as a co-author; I believe he either finished his uncle's unfinished ma
Barbara Lee Wood

Hey Hey Preacher and friends are on their way back to Santa Fe, with friends who rescued. Their names are Lorenzo a freed slave and Casey whose an escapee from a house of Ill repute. During this trip to St. Louis he also was asked to guide a freight train to Santa Fe, you'll know Preacher doesn't like those types of jobs, he finds the responsibility a lot, especially the dangers that these pilgrims are going to meet. This is also a trip that Preacher faces his reality of death. Oh
Mar 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Tues. your choice

Preacher goes on a santa fe trip with some people he met. they get stuck in a huge storm. They cant leave for at least a day because they will just get stuck in the mud.

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After the rainstorm 4 guys came ridding up. They said there were going trapping. Preacher didnt really trust them. The next day preacher took a ride to the creek. When he was sitting there he heard gunshots. He raced back. It was the same 4 guys with a bunch more recruits. After preacher st
Flannery Kneel
May 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
In Independence, Missouri, a brawl ensues inside the saloon where Lorenzo, Preacher, and Casey are. The whole town is after the trio, but Roland Bartlett leads them to safety. When Roland’s father, Leeman discovers Preacher is one of the three, he offers him a job to help lead his wagon train southwest to Santa Fe. Preacher and his friends take Leeman up on his employment offer and the wagon train sets off! At first the trail ride begins without a hitch, but their luck suddenly turns disastrous ...more
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to the Preacher series of books in William Johnstone's First Mountain Men books by a bookclub friend. He kindly sent me the first 3 books on audio cd. I grew to appreciate the character of Preacher and continued on to seek further books featuring this character. Preacher's Assault is fast easy reading. The writing is not complicated and the plot is not deep. However, the quality is good enough to make for a pleasant interlude to more complex reading. I will say that Willia ...more
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Preracher agrees to lead a wagon train of merchant goods from St. Louis down to Santa Fe. The train and he are being stalked by three separate enemies. A group of outlaws who want the goods and the woman traveling with Preacher, a group of Indians set off by the jealous young son of the merchant, and a rogue grizzly bear that seems to have a mad-on against Preacher. For such an animal to be on the plains away from the mountains was unusual and it kept following them.

Preacher is determined to get
Feb 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have gotten to page 45 and it is good so far. Preacher has already ran into indians with the wagon train.
Preacher has just got going again and is now having to stop because of a storm that is moving in on the wagon train. During the storm there just happens to be a huge cyclone which made everybody panic. But the cyclone lifted back up into the clouds just before it got to the waagon train and now Preacher is careing to the animals and people.
John  Hill
Jul 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great western read. I have not read much in the genre since I was a kid reading Louie Lamour books, and I must say this novel reminded me why I loved the genre so much. I plan on reading more from the author and what a great find at 50 cents at a garage sale!
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: western
Ok, I give up on the "William W. Johnstone" novels that were really written by his nephew J.A. To darn unrealistic again. That's it, no more. Thank you.
First half was ok though.
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William Wallace Johnstone was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.

Born and raised in southern Missouri, Johnstone was the youngest of four children. His father was a minister and his mother a school teacher. He quit school when he was fifteen and worked in a carnival and as a deputy sheriff. He later served in the Army and, upon returning to civilian life,

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