Wednesday 19 December 2012

Book Review - Trailsman #242, Wyoming Whirlwind

I read a lot of non-fiction books and do enjoy them but every once in awhile I desire something lighter, a little mindless but entertaining. I crave something that could only be described as the fast food of reading. When I have this craving, The Trailsman comes to mind.

The Trailsman Series, started in 1980, are all written under the name of Jon Sharpe, who was the original author of the series but now are written by a series of ghost writers and features the hero, Sky Fargo.

Beginnings ... they bend the tree and they mark the man. The Trailsman is what they began to call him all across the West: searcher, scout, hunter, the man who could see where others only looked. Skye Fargo, the Trailsman, and the seeker who could take the wildness of a land and the wanting of a woman and make them his own.

Yes, this series is considered an "adult western"!

Wyoming Whirlwind, which is book #242 in the series, is what satisfied my craving on this go round.

In the vast prairies of eastern Wyoming, Skye Fargo is hoping to find some buffalo when he comes across a party of greenhorns who have more money than sense. They came to experience the "real" west, but they're about to experience something much more real and deadly than they ever imagined. With perils of the prairie at every turn, the only chance for survival rests in the lightning hands and thundering fists of the Trailsman.

As usual, this Skye Fargo adventure was a fast paced, entertaining read. Some parts need a little stretch of the imagination to accept.

In this book, Skye and his trusty horse, always known only as the Ovaro, rescues a man from a praire fire and comes to realize he has no business being in this wild part of the country. Then he discovers he and his sister were actually hired as guides by a rich adventure craving to experience the west. Skye could do nothing except to lend a hand to ensure they didn't all get themselves killed and that keeps him real busy ... the sister keeps him a little busy too!

A fun read. MacDonalds or Taco Bell for the mind!

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