For those kind enough to follow my blogs closely, you may remember that I reviewed a Robert Hanlon book, “Timber: United States Marshal,” back on Oct. 18. “The Guns of Gray Buffalo” is the second book in Hanlon’s “Timber” series (probably the first and last to not include Timber in the title), and it’s a fun one, better than the first. The writing and the character mature, and it makes for a richer reading experience, but no less fun. The following is from the publisher and captures the book pretty darn well…
Marshal Jake Timber has been tasked with collecting Gray Buffalo, an Indian accused of the murder of the president of a stage line, from Fort Collins and bringing him back to Denver for justice. Gray Buffalo’s people aren’t about to let him leave, however. They attack the fort in earnest, overwhelming both in skill and number the small attachment of greenhorn soldiers stationed there. Timber must be both marshal and army officer, as he teaches the soldiers how to fight Indians. Will Gray Buffalo be rescued by his tribe? Or will he be forced to face his destiny in front of the judge?
I hope you’ll give “The Guns of Gray Buffalo” a try, and I’d love to hear your feedback.
Thank you, and enjoy!