- Tapa blanda: 232 páginas
- Editor: Wheatmark (15 de agosto de 2013)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1627870083
- ISBN-13: 978-1627870085
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The Return: A Steve Dancy Tale (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 15 ago 2013
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Return to danger
It's the summer of 1880, and Thomas Edison's incandescent bulb is poised to put the gaslight industry out of business. Knowing a good business opportunity, former New York shopkeeper Steve Dancy sets out to obtain a license for Edison's electric lamp. Edison agrees, under one condition: Dancy and his friends must stop the saboteurs who are disrupting his electrification of Wall Street.
After two years of misadventures out West, the assignment appears to be right up his alley. But new troubles await him in New York City. Dancy has brought a woman with him, and his high-society family disapproves. More worrisome, he has also unknowingly dragged along a feud that began out West. The feud could cost him Edison's backing ... and possibly his life.
About the Author
James D. Best is the author of The Shopkeeper, Leadville, Murder at Thumb Butte, The Shut Mouth Society, Tempest at Dawn, The Digital Organization, and Principled Action. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife, Diane.
Praise for Steve Dancy titles
"You'll find yourself lost in the book."
Maritza Barone, Woman's Day
"Once again, Best has penned a fine read."
C. K. Crigger, Roundup Magazine
"This is a fast-paced tale with an interesting hero...you'll certainly find enough twists and turns to provide an entertaining and exciting story."
Western Writers of America, August, 2008
"The James Best books...are about the best new western series to come along since Larry McMurtry."
Larry Winget, True West Magazine, March, 2012
"This is a compelling narrative and as good as the best of classic westerns. James D. Best is a name to remember."
Saline River Chronicle
"The Shopkeeper is quick and fun to read, perfect for a vacation escape."
Diane Scearce, Nashville Examiner
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But, I do love a good western. My discovery of Mr. Best's work was via a Kindle Prime "free" book. That was Book One - The Shopkeeper. I was hooked. I will be reading Book 5 next with high hopes that there will be a book 6 and many more. Steve Dancy is an excellent character. He is not a native westerner; he hails from New York City! The books are broken up into relatively short chapters which invite me to read some more when I have a few minutes to pick my reader up. The story moves along with interesting plot twists and turns. Best knows his late 19th century firearms and the other details seem correct. There is nothing to complain about and to not like. If you like westerns, start with book 1 and enjoy yourself. (Each book stands on its own, but previous adventures are referred to. I am glad I put my canoe in the stream with the first book.)
Best has outdone himself in this book, the perfect follow up to the Shopkeeper's western adventures. Virginia turns out to be feisty, brave, and forward, declaring her intention to romance Dancy. She's not only tough enough to fight the bad guys, but she has the starch to stand up to Dancy's overbearing society mother. The leader of an extortion gang, a nasty piece of work named Hugo Kelly, collides with Virginia and her men while still in Leadville, and suspiciously shows up in Manhattan a few months later, working for the saboteur. Lots of action, wonderful details about the popular excitement generated by this new magic- electricity, with great scenes in Edison's Menlo Park labs, his home, and his construction sites. The historical details about gaslight, electrification, Tammany Hall, gang history, the Pinkertons, and subways of the period are fascinating and seamlessly woven into the narrative.
Download this book now. It can be read as a stand alone, but is richer and more delightful when read in sequence.
My only complaint is that I didn't really feel for the romance - I realize it's not a romance novel but any emotion that a main character has, the reader should feel it too and I didn't. It happened too fast without the reader really seeing it develop.
Otherwise, this is another enjoyable installment to the series. A quick, light read but sure to entertain with a clever plot and likable characters.