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Monday, 11 April 2011


The advent of eBooks has given often neglected genres like the western a new lease of life and there's a posse of interesting titles out there at the moment.

The Rifleman comes from Tony Masero, whom Archive readers will know as the artist responsible for many of the paperback covers for series such as Edge and Adam Steele. And now while his paintbrush is resting, Tony's taken up the pen and a full length novel, The Rifleman's just been released from Solstice Westerns in all the popular eBook formats.

Mexico, 1868. Two men. One white, one coloured. Proficient in shooting with the long arm, the greatest long-range weapon of the age. The .50 calibre Sharps rifle.

The ex-sharpshooters Nick Guardeen and Thaddeus Johnston receive an invitation from the Arizona State Governor. He offers them something they’ve never had before: land. So, for the promise of their very own homestead, they accept a highly dangerous mission across the border into Mexico.

Hounded by a merciless gang of assassins, they press on into the desert redoubt of the self-styled and ruthless General Wyatt whose crazy ambition is nothing less than reinstating the Confederacy. Their only assistance comes from the beautiful and mysterious Christine Lenoir. She risks all as a spy in the heart of the renegade fortress, driven by her hatred for the General.

Nick and Thaddeus need all their skills and fighting technique to survive against Apaches, murderers and a reinstated army of rebel forces.

Check out the book HERE and expect a full review on the Archive very soon.

1 comment:

Nik said...

Thanks for the exposure, Gary. And the cover's by Tony, too! The story features a couple of fascinating characters and plenty of action.