Sunday, 8 January 2017

Read and reviewed: Undercover Gun (A Clay Nash Western Book 1) by Brett Waring

Clay Nash and his neighbour Cash Matthews were never going to be friends. Matthews was a big, powerful rancher who always wanted more. Clay was just a homesteader, content with his lot. But when Matthews went after Clay’s land—and fenced off the water Clay’s cattle needed in order to survive—Clay had no choice but to declare war.
It was a foolish gesture that could only end one way, and it did—with Matthews sentencing Clay to a long, lingering death on the high desert. But somehow Clay survived, and when he came back for revenge, he was a new man, a harder man, a man who showed no mercy to his enemies. Clay Nash was Wells Fargo’s secret weapon … an undercover gun.

I enjoyed everything about this book. From the moment I picked it up, I didn't want to put it down - couldn't put it down.

Clay Nash has adversity thrust on him at every turn and like a true hero he survives and rises above it. The action is relentless in this story, as are the events that lead to the exciting finale. The author provides well developed characters, colourful scenery and enough violence to satisfy those readers who like their fiction gritty. If you're after a sanitised western look elsewhere because this one doesn't pull any punches.

Brett Waring is a pseudonym of Keith Hetherington, a prolific Australian writer whose books I have had the pleasure of reading previously. This is an older title that has been rereleased by Piccadilly Publishing and forms part of a series of 3 to be available between now and April. I've already pre-ordered mine.

1 comment:

  1. At his best, Hetherington is hard to beat when it comes to pure pulp storytelling.