A sweeping action adventure from a dangerous but forgotten era... an inventive first time novel spun from one of America's most notorious unsolved crimes. More
February, 1896. A prominent attorney and his eight-year-old son disappear near the White Sands of New Mexico, presumed murdered.
Seven years later, during a traditional rite of passage, a young Native American experiences visions that unlock the staggering truth about his heritage. These revelations catapult him, and his family, into the corrupt world of the ‘bilagaana’ white man. As the young man faces up to the shocking reality of his past, he hurtles towards the most daunting decision of his life - justice, or cold-blooded vengeance?
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on June 27, 2011 :
Beautifully written, full of action and suspense. A book you just can't put down.
Looking forward to the next book from Philip Corbett
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
on June 21, 2011 :
What an adventure!
White Sands is a perfect example of an old fashioned adventure tale with enough of a twist to keep fans of more modern fiction entertained.
The characters are well defined and the setting and background to the story are fascinating even to someone such as myself who may not normally read a book with a 'Western' setting. The book is written in the first person which I felt helped me relate to the main protagonist. The clever way that the story unfolds in parallel with descriptions of his forgotten past help make the book a real page turner.
The action sequences are also utterly convincing; I doubt very much that Mr Corbett has ever fired an American Civil War vintage Whitworth rifle but having read White Sands I can imagine the weight of the rifle in my arms and the kick of the recoil in my shoulder!
I look forward to reading more from Philip Corbett.