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  • The Gold Nugget - Book 2 in the Sweetwater Saga on Jan. 18, 2013
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    DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. Don't know whether it is the author or Smashwords, but the online book is incomplete. It ends in the middle of a chapter (p372) with no follow up or reference to another book.
  • The Bodies Out Back on Feb. 01, 2013
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    I enjoyed this book. It is a well written mystery with just a touch of criticism of society. It is a better book than many I have purchased.
  • A Hot, Bright Light on Feb. 12, 2013
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    I enjoyed this book immensely. I think it is well written. The ending was a surprise that I did not see coming.
  • Death of a Messenger on Feb. 12, 2013
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    It is a great read. This is the third St. Cloud book I have read. As the other reviewer noted, some of the descriptions are a little tiresome, but overall, it is a very good book.
  • Filthy Night on Feb. 12, 2013
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    I think the reviewer who gave it 2 stars validates the other 5 STAR ratings. Either you like this kind of story, or you don't. If you like it, and I do, it is a very good book.
  • Blood Money - The Collected Placido Geist Bounty Hunter Stories on Feb. 27, 2013
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    This is a well written book. Each story stands alone. The geographic and historical details are accurate. The stories capture early 20th century life in the southwest with a good mix of modern and old west technology. The protagonist is an older bounty hunter who has plenty of faults. I just recently reread the book.
  • The Wandering Island Factory on March 12, 2013
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    I am glad I read all TR Nowry's other books before reading this one. While it is a good book, I don't think it is as good as the others. The author states as much in the comments as why it was offered free. Good book but not as good as other Nowry offerings.
  • Mourning After Dawn on March 12, 2013
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    I was unable to put this book down. I mistakenly started it first before realizing it was a series, but was unable to put it down and start over. Each is a stand alone story, but is much better when read in chronological order. It is a great read. I will try anything written by this author.
  • Waffen on March 12, 2013
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    Great book. Have read all by written TR Nowry. Hope this author writes some more.
  • Daughters of Immortality on March 12, 2013
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    Great book. Best read in intended sequence
  • The Art Of The Houdini Scientist, And The Other Soulless Zombies Who Were Never Here. . . on March 12, 2013
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    Great book. Still can't understand why it was free.
  • Enigma on July 09, 2013
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    The book is well written. For my taste, there is a little too much time spent in describing clothes and costs. Nevertheless, it is a very enjoyable book.
  • Tanner Oaks Texas Ranger on Oct. 14, 2013
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    This is a very good,entertaining story. Some editing is needed, but not to the point of distraction. The story is great. I grew up in the area where the story is centered. Some of the geographical details were distracting until I reminded myself that this was a story, not a historical account.
  • Horse Trader on Oct. 14, 2013
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    After readin some of the author's other stories and reviewing his statement of goal, Iconcluded that my previous rating was unfair. It is really a good story.
  • Numbers on Jan. 13, 2014
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    This author mixes humor with the violence of a "new" old west. I have just read this for the second time. Iliked it well enough the first time to read it again. I have enjoyed the whole series and am disappointed that there is not a follow up story. I hope there is more to come.
  • Surge on Jan. 18, 2014
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    If this had been a shorter book, I would not have been able to put it down. Since it was too long to read at one sitting, I was eager to get back to it each time I had to take a break. The characters are very well developed and interesting. It is a terrific book. WELL DONE!!
  • Crossroads on Jan. 18, 2014
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    Another good story. Hope we don't have to wait long for the next chapter.
  • Signal Fire on March 06, 2014
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    The book is pretty well writen until the ending. It seems as though the author just stopped writing rather than write some sort of conclusion. If this was intended to be a continuing story, it should be labeled as such. Good writing, poor marketing. It will make me wary of other works by this author.
  • A World Gone Gray on March 06, 2014
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    Well written. Unlike "Signal Fire" the writer supplied a conclusion for this story.