shades of the old west Jan 20, 2009
Buckley (Buck) Duane has inherited his fathers skills with a gun. He is fast and accurate. He also has the hot blood of his father, and the pioneer spirit of his mother. He is called out by a half drunk loud mouth, but Buck refuses to fight. Buck doesn't want the reputation of being a gun fighter. The word is spred around that Buck is a coward. The next time he is called out he answers the challenge, and he kills the man after he lets the man draw first. In the rest of the first half of the book, Buck is on the run. He hides out with outlaws, but he never associates with them to the extent that he breaks the law. The second half of the book is about his life as a Texas Ranger. Captain MacNelly, of the Texas Rangers, has gotten a pardon for him from the governor with the proviso that Buck become a Texas Ranger and help clean up the gangs in West Texas. It's easy and exciting reading. If you like westerns, You should like this book.