Killdeer Trail : The Trail

  • by David R. Lewis
  • Narrated by David R. Lewis
  • Series: The Trail
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thirteen people are dead from the savage poisoning of a church well at the zealous hands of a vengeful old woman. With warrants in hand for murder and flight to avoid prosecution, Ruben, Homer Poteet, and Marion Daniels take to the trail of Blanche Boggs. She has crossed the Mississippi River into the primitive wilds of Southern Illinois to return to her old home place. Back among friends and family, Blanche knows she is safe. She isn't. Nobody is on the Killdeer Trail.

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IT WAS A FINE EVENING, THAT'S WHAT IT WAS

HOW THE HELL ARE YA, GOD DAMN IT?
This is the best feel good book I have ever read. It don't matter if your a western fan or not, if your looking for something to make you laugh and warm your heart, this is the book. Don't worry about it being book 6 in the series. I have only read book one, which was good, but no where near as good as this. Reading the previous books is not necessary. I am serious, if there was a feel good category, this would be book one. The main character is a sheriff, who is married and who has a young son. The young son, his mule and his new saddle, had me grinning from ear to ear.

SHE WAS LOOKING AT ME LIKE I TRACKED HORSE SHIT ALL OVER HER FAVORITE RUG.
I reckon I was going to commence to write a spell about all the cowboy talk, which dern near makes this a masterpiece. I was a scaret that I would ruin the beauty of this book with my childish fumbling. THE MORE I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, THE MORE I GOT TO GRITTIN MY TEETH OVER IT. I worried something FEARSOME over it. I hope I have not KILT your enthusiasm for this great book.

YOUR THE BOSS, BUT THAT DON'T MAKE BULLETS BOUNCE OFF OF YA.
Lewis does his own narrating and I don't believe another could have done better.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

A Trip to Southern Illinois

This is my first book written by David R. Lewis. This book was published in June 2015. Most of the westerns I have read recently have been published in the 1930s to 1940s. It is great to see current writers venture into this genre. What triggered me to read the book was the comment about the wilds of Southern Illinois. I was curious as to what the wilderness would be like.

Our Heroes U.S. Marshals Ruben Beeler, Homer Poteet and Marion Daniels are on the trail of Beulah Boggs. She poisoned a well at a church and thirteen people died. Apparently Boggs was after vengeance. Boggs crossed the Mississippi river into the wilds of Southern Illinois where she has family and friends at their old home. The author mentions the City of Alton, Illinois and the Union POW prison where thousands died of small pox during the Civil War. Lewis also mentioned there are ghost stories in the area. I looked this up to see if it was true and it was. I wished I had known about the Civil War monument to the prison when I visited the area last year. I enjoy finding true facts in fiction stories; these days it is so easy to quickly verify facts. Before the 1980s I had to keep a list until I could get to the library and without the reference librarian to help me it was difficult to find the information. I think this hunt for true facts is half my fun in reading fiction.

The story is character driven so we have a great time getting to know Ruben, Homer and Marion and Mrs. Boggs. The book is well written, fast paced, lots of action and some suspense. The author narrated his own book. I will look for more books by this author.
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- Jean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2015
  • Publisher: Open Book Audio