I have a really great book to share with you today called Without Mercy, a Morgan Kane: Texas Ranger series of books written by Louis Masterson. And the really best part about this book is that it is a short story that packs a lot of action into such a short book, or if you prefer, a novella.
Kane was a born gambler. When he was taken to the cleaners in a rigged game of cards in St. Louis, he didn’t realize it was part of a private vendetta. Three men and a woman were after Kane. The woman was the bait…
And when they thought they had finished Kane off in the dark, he was left for dead. The buzzards saved him. But, to match the Ranger’s star he carried, Kane had gained a star-shaped scar on his right hand – the hand that meant the difference between life and death to a ranger who lived by the speed of his draw.
Kane wanted revenge – and got it.This was actually a pretty good story once I got into it. I wasn't sure at first but the more I read, my theory was proven correct, this is a story about a Texas Ranger, named Kane Morgan, and the story does take place back in the days when there were still cowboys and horses!
I normally don't care for westerns but this was a very good story and told in such a way, that if you didn't know any better, would think it was taken place today. But, the horses were a dead giveaway but it didn't matter by that time. I was hooked into the story and so will you be.
It's only 124 pages long and I read it in 2 days. More than likely if I had felt better it would have been one day, but because I wasn't feeling good, I had to keep putting it down and take a nap, otherwise, it's a great story to occupy a lazy afternoon when nothing is on TV or you just want to chill out and read a good book!