Book Review-The Betrayed: A Pecos Quinn Western-John Rose Putnam | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Betrayed: A Pecos Quinn Western-John Rose Putnam

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Westerns are not really a genre that I pick up all the time. I have read several other books by this author and loved them so I decided to take a chance. I'm really glad I did!!

The characters are real and you almost feel like you are right there with them. Pecos Quinn has lost his memory and is trying to find his old commander to see if maybe he can remember-or at least be told what happened. He knows he was shot and left for dead.

The first person he meets is a young boy who is watching out for strangers for the ranch where the Colonel lives with various neer do wells. Pecos becomes this young boys role model and follows him everywhere--even when he is told not to. You are going to love this young scamp!

What the Colonel has done to the people who live in this town is unconscionable.

Can Pecos help this town and rid it of the Colonel? You will have to read this book to find out. It is the first book in the series--and yes I will be getting the others!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

A powerful new series by John Rose Putnam begins with Civil War veteran Pecos Quinn riding north hoping to find his old commander, Colonel Carter Brantley. As the war ended five years earlier, he’d arrived home with his unit chased by Yankee cavalry to find his ranch attacked by Comanche, his home burned, his wife scalped and raped. Then someone shot him in the head.

He was left for dead when the rest of the Thirty-ninth Texas fled, but remarkably he survived. After he healed, the broken memories of that day faded in and out of his mind, haunting him. He was alone, lost, confused. He went to work scouting Comanche for his old enemy, the Yankee horse soldiers, and drank way too much. But the savagery of the Indian wars sobered him. It was time to learn the truth. What really happened that fateful day along the Pecos River?



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About the Author: (from Amazon)


John came west as a young man and settled in Berkeley where he graduated from the University of California. He still lives and writes there and often gives a talk on the California gold rush to the gang at the Freight and Salvage.

He spent a lot of time digging into that gold rush too and many of his stories take place back then. John's characters are so real they'll jump right off the page and talk to you; his villains have hearts as cold as midnight and his heroes almost always do the right thing in the end.

He's working up quite a reputation for his knowledge of that era too. His blog, My Gold Rush Tales, attracted the interest of some TV folks and he appeared in a segment for the Travel Channel about Henry Meiggs, the man who built San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf.

While his first novel, Hangtown Creek, a story of adventure, romance, and coming of age in the early days of the gold rush, was published in 2011, his brand new book, Into the Face of the Devil, moves between Hangtown and the sawmill where James Marshall first found gold, and pits a young man in love for the first time against a killer so evil he could pass for Satan.


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1 comments :

Lauryn R said...

This sounds like such an interesting book, I love reading stories from the wars. Thank you so much for your review.

 
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