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Buzzard's Bluff

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Buzzard's Bluff is a brand new series from William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone. It is about the texas ranger Ben Savage and how he inherits a saloon. It was an entertaining story and I look forwar to the next one. I have said it before and I'll say it again I'm a sucker for westerns. I must thank #Netgalley and #Pinnacle  and #KensingtonBooks for giving me this arc. If you like the good guys good and the bad guys slow... This is for you.
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The tradition continues.  The name Johnstone is synonymous with quality writing and excellent stories while they maintain the western genre of good men setting examples for generations to come.  BUZZARD"S BLUFF is the first in a new series, excellent news for readers who enjoy a straight forward story of how the west was settled.  I've been a Johnstone fan ever since my uncles introduced me to them many years ago.  Now I recommend them to everyone I know.  Treat yourself, read Buzzard's Bluff then pass it on to someone you know who loves a good story.
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This is a good introduction, to what I hope, is a successful new western series.  The cast of characters were all very interesting and I really enjoyed Ben Savage as the lead for the series.  My only problem with the book is that The ending was very abrupt.  It was a little underwhelming when the rest of the novel was fast paced, yet Well developed.
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I received this from Netgalley.com.

"When Ben Savage travels to Buzzard's Bluff, Texas, to check out his inheritance, he meets the saloon's lovely manager, Rachel Baskin. Live Free. Read Hard."

First in the Ben Savage series, the story starts with lots of action and ends on the same note. The good guys are really good, and the bad guys are really bad. Fantastic new story from the Johnstones. I look forward to reading more in the series.

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In the Johnstone's Buzzard's Bluff, part of their newest series, Ben Savage Saloon Ranger, Ben Savage is an excellent US Marshall, has been for twelve years, but when he inherits a saloon from a fellow retired US Marshall, he decides to travel to the small town of Buzzard's Bluff, check out the saloon, and see if it is time to settle down. With the unlikely name of Buzzards Bluff, he takes over managing the Lost Coyote Saloon, making the current female manager a 50/50 partner. He quickly ends up in a battle with the other saloon on town for supremacy. This isn't what Ben wants. His desire is to simply run a good business that is good for the town, but this other saloon has a different goal: to drive the Lost Coyote out of business.

This is another excellent Western you won't want to miss from the Johnstone’s.
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The Texas Ranger’s have been recognized as a well-disciplined police-military force for a number of years.  This book, Buzzard’s Bluff, by William Johnstone helps preserve this fabled goodness.  But this book goes a bit further in which additional issues come into play.  The protagonist, Ben Savage, brings all the best of the Rangers into clear focus.  He is a prime example of the traditional “good guys wearing white hats” ideal.
Savage has been a Ranger for a number of years, but an unexpected inheritance causes him to have to make a decision to continue or to change.  Fortunately, his boss is willing to give him the time to explore the new situation that he finds himself thrust into. He goes to the developing town of Buzzard’s Bluff, which is near Laramie to check on his inheritance.

The Texas Ranger’s have been recognized as a well-disciplined police-military force for a number of years.  This book, Buzzard’s Bluff, by William Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone helps preserve this fabled goodness.  But this book goes a bit further in which additional issues come into play.  The protagonist, Ben Savage, brings all the best of the Rangers into clear focus.  He is a prime example of the traditional “good guys wearing white hats” ideal.

Savage has been a Ranger for a number of years, but an unexpected inheritance causes him to have to make a decision to continue or to change.  Fortunately, his boss is willing to give him the time to explore the new situation that he finds himself thrust into. He goes to the developing town of Buzzard’s Bluff, which is near Austin to check on his inheritance.

While in the developing town, he is exposed to a variety of  characters from a ranch owner who thinks he can run the town to a well-prepared and lovely female saloon manager. Along the way there is the normal cast of bad actors who are all trying to have everything their own way. These characters range from the owner of the Double-D ranch to a less than honorable young Ranger.

Ben’s dilemma is based on his basic good nature and deciding how to best deal with the nefarious characters in the area where he went to check on his inheritance.  Go or stay; be involved or ignore; these questions and more are the crux of the story.

This novel is a traditional western story—good guys and bad guys.  The characters that Johnstone has created have more depth than many of the traditional westerns.  The book is a great read if you like reading western novels set in the time of the old west.  A worthwhile read that is so good that you’ll not want to put it down once you start.
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