Whether you are looking for frontier justice or international suspense, you’ll find a book for you among my latest book reviews.
Only Killers and Thieves
The story of a frontier family’s murder by a tribe of native peoples and the ensuing quest for vengeance has been written before. It’s a staple of many Western novels. What sets Only Killers and Thieves (Harper, $26.99) apart is its locale: not the late 19th-century American West but the untamed wilderness of the Australian outback.
The novel begins innocently enough, with teen brothers Billy and Tommy McBride on a hunting expedition…but when the boys discover their parents slain and their young sister, Mary, barely clinging to life, they must swallow their father’s pride and seek help from his nemesis, a deeply racist land baron called John Sullivan.
Only Killers and Thieves is brutally violent and shocking, from its depiction of…
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