Book Reviews of Diablo (American/Scottish, Bk 1)

Diablo (American/Scottish, Bk 1)
Diablo - American/Scottish, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Potter
ISBN-13: 9780553566024
ISBN-10: 0553566024
Publication Date: 3/1/1996
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Fanfare
Book Type: Paperback
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From the back: Raised in a notorious outlaw hideout, Nicky Thompson learned to shoot fast, ride hard and hold her own against killers & thieves. Yet nothing prepared her for Diablo, ruggedly handome with an easy strength and a hint of deviltry in his smile. Diablo made Nicky's heart race with sizzling arousal.
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This is the 1st in a trilogy and a 5+ star read as is each book that follows in this series.
The story begins with Kane O'Brien, the notorious outlaw Diablo, siting in prison waiting to hang. There he is visited by US Marshal, Ben Masters. Masters offers him a pardon if Diablo will infiltrate the deadly outlaw hideout, Sanctuary.
No one knows where Sanctuary is, the few law-men sent prior, were never seen again. The governor wants it shut down and the deadly outlaws hidden there brought in.
This book is loaded with everything a Western Romance reader will appreciate. Danger, characters so fleshed out, they come alive and pop off the pages, emotions so strong they wrench your insides, and romance that not only sizzles but touches your heart.
Fair warning: there is violence and most of these outlaws aren't portrayed any other way than deadly, dangerous and violent.
The 2nd title in this outstanding trilogy is Ben Master's story: THE MARSHALL AND THE HEIRESS. The 3rd and final installment: THE SCOTSMAN WORE SPURS. Characters intermingle thru each of these books. Although it really isn't required, I recommend reading these books in order as the main characters characterizations deepens with each story.
Patricia Potter is an outstanding author. Highly recommend this book and the entire trilogy.
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Patricia Potter brings this fine oater to life through fully fleshed-out characters, with secrets and passions aplenty!

Ben Masters, marshal, was an interesting person and I look forward to his story in Part II of this series: "THE MARSHAL and the HEIRESS."

Reb soldier Kane O'Brien's kindness to an injured man (Ben Masters, a Union soldier) on the battlefield (years before) sets the story in action. Now, Masters is a lawman and O'Brien has been condemned to hang. Masters offers a pardon for doing an impossible job: find the Sanctuary hideout.

Sanctuary has been a safe-haven for murderers, robbers and thieves for 15 years. Two others have tried to find the hideout but died in the attempt. The hideout can be in any of 4 states/territories!

It is interesting that O'Brien won't do the job to save his life, but agrees to do it to save another condemned man - his best friend, David Carson.

The man who created (and runs) Sanctuary is Nat Thompson. As you learn more about this man, he changes from a "heavy" to a seriously-flawed hero. He gives the ultimate sacrifice to save his brother's children.

I enjoyed the interplay of emotional conflicts between the main characters. Each person was more complicated than he/she appeared at first. It is a great story about loyalty!

American/Scottish Series
1. Diablo (1996)
2. The Marshall and the Heiress (1997)
3. The Scotsman Wore Spurs (1997)
reviewed Diablo (American/Scottish, Bk 1) on + 1109 more book reviews
Patricia Potter brings this fine oater to life through fully fleshed-out characters, with secrets and passions aplenty!

Ben Masters, marshal, was an interesting person and I look forward to his story in Part II of this series: "THE MARSHAL and the HEIRESS."

Reb soldier Kane O'Brien's kindness to an injured man (Ben Masters, a Union soldier) on the battlefield (years before) sets the story in action. Now, Masters is a lawman and O'Brien has been condemned to hang. Masters offers a pardon for doing an impossible job: find the Sanctuary hideout.

Sanctuary has been a safe-haven for murderers, robbers and thieves for 15 years. Two others have tried to find the hideout but died in the attempt. The hideout can be in any of 4 states/territories!

It is interesting that O'Brien won't do the job to save his life, but agrees to do it to save another condemned man - his best friend, David Carson.

The man who created (and runs) Sanctuary is Nat Thompson. As you learn more about this man, he changes from a "heavy" to a seriously-flawed hero. He gives the ultimate sacrifice to save his brother's children.

I enjoyed the interplay of emotional conflicts between the main characters. Each person was more complicated than he/she appeared at first. It is a great story about loyalty!

American/Scottish Series
1. Diablo (1996)
2. The Marshall and the Heiress (1997)
3. The Scotsman Wore Spurs (1997)
reviewed Diablo (American/Scottish, Bk 1) on + 139 more book reviews
Brought up in an outlaw stronghold by an uncle, Nicky Thompson and her brother would face hardships after a life of ease and wealth. She would also encounter Diablo (an outlaw himself) who had made a deal with US Marshall, Ben Masters, to locate and become part of the outlaws. If successful, he would gain a pardon for his best friend and himself. He did not reckon on the girl and her brother. Very good. And, the sequel to this book "The Marshall and The Heiress" should be read together. I have posted both books.