An Easy Death - Gunnie Rose, Bk 1 Author:Charlaine Harris Gunnie Lizbeth Rose has been hired by a pair of Russian sorcerers as both their local guide and muscle through the small towns of East Texas as they search for a distant relative of an infamous sorcerer whose bloodline can help save their emperor-in-exile as an ever increasing number of assassins tries to stop them. After the assassination of FD... more »R in the 1930s, the US collapses and is picked off by the UK, Canada, Mexico, and Russia.
We find ourselves in the southwestern states now known as Texoma. It is here that the gunnie Lizbeth Rose tries to piece out a life, running security on runs from Texoma, across the border to Mexico where work and prospects are stronger. When two Russian magicians come looking for a man named Alex Karkarov, they hire Lizbeth to find him or his family, but there are problems: The man they're looking for is dead, but he has a daughter they now need to find, as an ever-growing set of sorcerers and gunnies do not want them to succeed. It's a good thing Lizbeth is a deadly gunfighter; too bad she hates sorcerers, even the ones she has to learn to rely on.« less
A fun adventure story with likable characters and a enjoyable setting. In this book we follow Gunnie Rose, a gunslinger in an alternative historical world of the US. She is a hired for jobs of protection. When the job to protect a couple of wizards come across, she takes it even though she mistrusts magic and anyone involved in it.
Great story line but it got a little tedious when every town they go to the same thing happens. It almost seemed like the mission was forgotten and instead they just traveled to get shot at. Even so, it held my attention and I look forward to more adventures with Rose.