Outlaw Marshal (Return of the Stranger, Bk 1)
Outlaw Marshal - Return of the Stranger, Bk 1 Author:JoAnna Lacy, Al Lacy John 'The Stranger' Brockman is back by popular demand! — For Chief U.S. Marshal John Brockman, becoming a friend to former outlaw Whip Langford is easy. Saving his life is more complicated. With John Brockman strongly encouraging him to accept salvation, former outlaw Whipley Langford determines to go straight. He won't turn his life over to Chr... more »ist, but he won't go back to a life of robbing banks and trains either. It's not long before Whip is tracking old acquaintances, acting as a lawman without actually being one.
Whip intercepts a train robbery and catches two of the thieves, but the two who escape frame him for murder. John must ride hard and fast to save his friend from the noose, because it's not only John Brockman who has grown fond of Whip. Beautiful widow Annabeth Cooper's heart is also at stake.« less
Oh, how I wanted to like this book! But unfortunately the stilted dialogue and odd explanations made it impossible to get into the story. The writing of dialogue reminded me of the way a sixth grader writes. The main character just gives these long-winded "speeches" when he is answering a question. It also seems that contractions are hardly used and this makes the dialogues even worse in the stilted department.