Bloody Trail of the Mountain Man

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 29 Nov 2019

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The Johnstone name on a book cover guarantees a great read.  Their series of western/ frontier books continues to grow and provide readers with excellent stories that have definite good guys and bad guys and the good guys definitely triumph.  But along the way, they give us a community of characters that are well developed and true to history.  Smoke Jensen is well known for his quick draw and his sense of right and wrong.  In this book, he works hard to protect a friend's life from a political...yes political...rival.  Another great 5 star read by the Johnstones.
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Bloody Trail of the Mountain Man is another great book by William W Johnstone. I just can not get enough of this author. Five stars.
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This one was full of action and humor and gunplay, as it should. I really liked the fact that you get a new character in the series. That was really refreshing. I must thank #Kensingtonbooks and #Netgalley for letting me have fun for a couple of hours reading the latest about the Mountain Man from William W. Johnstone. I love a good western.
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Another great book by William Johnston about the Jensens.It is a great read,fast paced,and exciting story..It has a lot of people in the book that readers of Johnston 's other books are familiar with!If you like Smoke Jensen,this is a book you'll want to read!
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In the Johnstone's Bloody Trail of the Mountain Man, Smoke Jensen, renowned for his gun, his morals, his loyalty to friends, and--for those who know him best--his reputation as the last mountain man, decides to help his friend Monte, also Sheriff of Smoke's hometown, in his effort to run for US Senate from Colorado. Monte is a long shot but an honest man unlike the man he’s running against and something that is sorely needed in Colorado politics. Smoke sees him as the right person for this job and worthy of whatever support he can muster. As he starts on his campaign, Monte takes a personal interest in a young man who made a mistake that almost landed him in prison. Monte sees himself in the young man, and realizes if Smoke hadn't given him a second chance, Monte would never have become the law-abiding, moral man he is. He wants to do the same thing for this boy. What should be two simple jobs--offering to become a state-level public servant and helping a boy in need--becomes more than complicated; it becomes deadly.


As usual, the Johnstone's have an exemplary way of blending characters and plot, picking just the right actions to keep the plot exciting and moving. I've read almost every book in this series and will continue to do so. If you like Westerns, you don't want to miss this author. 

--review to be published on my blog, WordDreams,. 12/13/19
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I requested this title for my husband who reads Johnstone avidly. He has been making his way through the Smoke Jensen series and was excited to have the newest one in the series. As always he really enjoyed the action and adventure in this one just like the rest
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