Book Review-Face of the Devil-John Rose Putnam | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Face of the Devil-John Rose Putnam

Monday, February 20, 2023

This is the 2nd book in this series, I enjoyed it just as much as I enjoyed the first. You will really feel like you are in that old gold rush town! The character's are extremely believable. The good guys are really good and the bad guy--well he was the devil incarnate,

Will Tom be able to help find Lacey's father. Will he be able to overcome his passive nature? Read this novel to find out. There is lots of action and the ending saddened me a bit--but it was for the best.

About the Book: (from Amazon) When Lacey showed up in Hangtown Tom was smitten. She was looking for a Pa who’d come to the mines and disappeared. Tom had to help her, but when somebody shot him things went south in a hurry. He’d learned her pa was an army officer looking for turncoats from the Mexican War. Tom had stuck his nose deep into the evil skullduggery of some pretty bad men. If he didn’t find her pa soon the next goose cooked could be hers. That notion chilled him to the bone.

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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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