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Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Mike Kearby is a fairly new name to me in the field of Western writing.  I lucked into this book about a week and a half ago; the fact that there was a quote from Elmer Kelton on the front cover meant to me that this was something definitely worth picking up.

Free Anderson is a former slave who fought in and survived the Civil War.  He now, of course, has to contend with the War’s sore losers and those in his own former outfit who didn’t like his “uppity-ness”. 

Throw in a crooked Sheriff, money from the sale of horses and a friend of Free’s who would go the ends of the earth for him and you have an admirable tale. 

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