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by James Reasoner

  • ISBN: 0061007714
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: James Reasoner
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Other formats: lit azw txt docx
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (June 1, 1994)
  • FB2 size: 1309 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 445
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7 primary works, 7 total works.

7 primary works, 7 total works. First book in the Wind River series.

James Reasoner (5 June 1953) is an American writer. He is the author of more than 350 novels and many short stories in a career spanning more than thirty years. Reasoner has used at least nineteen pseudonyms, in addition to his own name: Jim Austin; Peter Danielson; Terrance Duncan; Tom Early; Wesley Ellis; Tabor Evans; Jake Foster; William Grant; Matthew Hart; Livia James; Mike Jameson; Justin Ladd; Jake Logan; Hank Mitchum; Lee Morgan; .

Dark Trail (Wind River Book 5.

Dark Trail (Wind River Book 5). James Reasoner. When the stagecoach is held up and Cambridge and Nacho lose the twenty grand, they set out on a dangerous quest to recover the money and bring the outlaws to justice. a quest that leads them to beautiful women, cold-blooded killers, the last Comanchero, and more surprises than they're ready to face.

First book in the Wind River series  . Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Wind River by. James Reasoner (Goodreads Author)

Wind River was the first book I had read by these authors and have now read Thunder Wagon and Wolf Shadow and I'm almost . This year I decided to give James Reasoner and .

Wind River was the first book I had read by these authors and have now read Thunder Wagon and Wolf Shadow and I'm almost finished with Medicine Creek. Dark Trail and Judgement Day are next. very cool class of people that live in the town and surrounding area. Washburn’s 1994 book Wind River a try. The story takes place in the fictional town of Wind River, which is confusingly described as being about 80 miles west of Laramie.

Home James Reasoner Series: Wind River. A series by James Reasoner. 1. Wind River (1994) 2. Thunder Wagon (1994) 3. Wolf Shadow (1994) 4. Medicine Creek (1995) 5. Dark Trail (1995) 6. Judgement Day (1995) 7. Ransom Valley (2012) Six-Gun Law (2019).

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After buffalo hunter and former army scout Cole Tyler arrives in Wind River, a primitive outpost in the wild Wyoming Territory, he is unwittingly drawn into taking the unwelcome and dangerous job of town marshal. Original.
Reviews about Wind River (7):
Karon
If you like westerns dated around the mid-to-late 1800's you will like James Reasoner and his wife, L.J. Washburn. Wind River was the first book I had read by these authors and have now read Thunder Wagon and Wolf Shadow and I'm almost finished with Medicine Creek. Dark Trail and Judgement Day are next. I love the characters....very cool class of people that live in the town and surrounding area. Cole Tyler has his hands full keeping trouble at bay. These books were published in 1994 /1995 and I havent found any recent books that continues the series.....shame My thanks to James and LJ for this series.....
Bine
When I travel to Wyoming I like to read a Wyoming novel. This year I decided to give James Reasoner and L.J. Washburn’s 1994 book Wind River a try. The story takes place in the fictional town of Wind River, which is confusingly described as being about 80 miles west of Laramie. That would put it more likely on the North Platte than the Wind River and closer to the Snowy Range than the Wind River Range, though the novel often mentions the latter as being visible from the town.

Anyway, when the story opens, the young town of Wind River has just become the western terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad. Railroad construction has brought some undesirable characters with it, from rough-and-tumble track workers to shiftless drifters or “hardcases” with seemingly no other purpose than to cause trouble. Violent clashes between these two groups have drawn attention to the need for law and order in the town. With work on the tracks recently completed, the citizens of Wind River gather to celebrate the arrival of the first locomotive. A fistfight breaks out among the crowd, and one of the town’s eminent founders is killed by a stray gunshot. Present at the incident is Cole Tyler, who has been hunting buffalo in the region, providing meat for the railroad workers. When the trouble goes down at the train station, he demonstrates a level head, a quick draw, and a commanding presence that demands respect. Tyler is invited to serve as the town’s first marshal, and he reluctantly accepts. He soon finds himself not only keeping the peace in this frontier town, but also working to solve a murder.

I’m not a habitual reader of westerns but I am an avid fan of western films. Wind River reads as if it were written with hopes of a movie adaptation. Each scene and character is familiar, like those you’ve seen in countless westerns on the silver screen, yet Reasoner and Washburn skillfully manipulate the players in this drama to keep the story from being bogged down in western clichés. The introduction of each new character is intriguing, as each has their own personal mysteries that keep the reader engaged. Since this is a town western rather than a range western, you not only get cowboys and cattle rustlers but an entire ensemble cast of characters including the doctor, the newspaper editor, the blacksmith, and the woman who runs the local cafe. This opens up a lot of narrative possibilities and provides a broader picture of western life than a simple good vs. evil shoot-’em-up, though it’s still a romanticized depiction of the West.

As the book goes on, Wind River becomes less like a movie and more like a TV series, along the lines of Gunsmoke or Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman. As the mystery reaches its resolution and the bad guys are revealed, the story lines become more predictable, and the action starts to feel safe. It becomes apparent that this will be the first novel in a Wind River series, and once the reader figures that out then it’s obvious that none of the important characters will die, since they all have to return for the next installment. As the stakes become lower, the novel becomes less exciting, and one can expect the ending to be wrapped up with a neat little bow.

Still, Wind River is better than a lot of western literature I’ve read. Like the TV series mentioned above, it’s easy to get involved with these characters. Though I generally prefer my western tales darker and grittier, I might pick up the next Wind River book the next time I go to Wyoming.
Garr
This is the last one of the series but after you finish you will conclude that there will have to be more written because there are too many questions that have been left unanswered. Also, at the end there is a note that there will be more books to come. I just hope they come soon.
Despite the fact that Wind River has came a long way towards civilization there were still outbreaks of violence, just not as often as when the town was first established.
The town council is even considering letting Deputy Billy Casebolt go & that's something that Marshal Cole Tyler will not allow to happen even if he has to pay the deputy out of his own money.
As you will see though, the town council is about to have a great awakening because the peacefulness is about to come to an abrupt end & the council will find that in order to keep the peace they still will have to have dedicated law enforcement officers & Wind City could not be in more capable hands than Marshal Tyler & Deputy Casebolt.
As I said earlier, this leaves open for the definite continuance of the series & as a fan I look forward to more books about Wind River & all the friends I have made while reading the seven books. Cleanly written, exciting & a great look at the old west & the wonderful people that make up the town & surrounding area of Wind River.
Acrobat
Unfortunately, this seems to be the last book in the Wind River series. I read all seven of them and found that this is one of those series that you want to keep turning the pages. It starts with the train tracks having just reached town of Wind River. The first train with all its dignitaries arrives, they get off, and one of the two founders is shot dead! From that part of the first book to the end of the seventh book it's complete bedlam.

My only complaint and the reason for four stars is that you are left with questions at the end in some of the books that are not answered in the next book. A couple unanswered questions were a bit frustrating. HOWEVER, Wind River is an exciting series to read.
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