Book Review-Comanche Hunter: A Pecos Quinn Western Adventure-John Rose Putnam | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Comanche Hunter: A Pecos Quinn Western Adventure-John Rose Putnam

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

All the characters-both the Comanches and the settlers come to life in this novel. Pecos has settled down with a wife and son. He no longer helps the Army-he has his ranch to run.

But a rag tag bunch of soldiers appear at his ranch with a Comanche boy. Peco gets the doc and they fix him up--and his son and this boy become friends. However--the boys tribe wants him home--and Peco ends up having to take him.

There are some portions of this novel that will upset you--I really can't say anymore or I will give a lot away. Just know that ultimately there is a happy ending for Pecos and his family.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

When a small, battered troop of Union Cavalry arrive at his ranch with a wounded Comanche boy as prisoner, Pecos Quinn is concerned. But he strongly objects when they suggest he return the boy to the Comanche homeland on the Staked Plains as a peace offering to the new chief, Quanah Parker, in hopes of preventing another war. It soon becomes obvious, however, that someone must go and the only other man available is a raw, inept Lieutenant fresh from West Point. Fate and the Comanche have conspired to rip Pecos from his loving wife and son and send him off on a journey so dangerous that it could easily result in his all too early and much too painful demise.

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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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