Mike Stotter - Western Author - Tucson Justice
Mike Stotter


Tucson Justice

Tucson Justice by Mike Stotter The second adventure in the series featuring Jim Brandon, gambler and gun-toting, Bible-bashing Revereand Joshua Slate.

The serenity of the township of Flower Creek is blasted apart by gunfire. Inside a minute two men lay dead and a third left mortally wounded. Slate offers his services only to have himself and his partner drawn into a web of double-dealing. Before their stay in Tucson, Arizona is over, the gun-toting preacher and the gambler will find themselves caught in the deadly crossfire between the Settlers' League and the all-powerful Southern Pacific Rail Road as they come head to head in bloody conflict.

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Mike Stotter writes: The large print edition of Tucson Justice is graced by a cover drawn by the great, late Richard Clifton-Dey. Fans of the genre will recognise him as the original artist of the Edge books. This particular cover first appeared on Gringos 5 - Easy Money by J.D. Sandon but, hey, I'm not complaining.


"This was one of best western I have read in a long time. Mike has done his homework. I love his other books also." Poke on Amazon.com

" Great western. Exciting book, well written,good plot and authentic characters. Am looking forward to the next books in this series." Bill on Amazon.com

"This is a good vivid read -- the pace is fast, the characters are all well-defined, and the action is well handled. Set somewhere around 1868/1870, the historical details seem correct as does the backdrop of the rugged Texas country which is strikingly evoked. The book deals with ex-ranch hand turned lawman, Thadius McKinney and his two friends, Missouri Clay and John Kartell. They become embroiled in a mystery involving the US Cavalry, renegade Comanches and duplicitous town folk. What appealed to me was that it isn't a clear-cut Western; I enjoyed the twists and turns as the characters play out the story. It comes down to how one action sets up a chain of reactions that could spiral out of control unless dealt with head on. And that is what McKinney and company do. The story could as easily be transposed to the modern day and still have worked. McKinney is a tortured soul, still coming to terms with losing his wife. It's the friends he has gathered around him who help him during this emotional time. McKinney has a good personality but I hope Stotter explores John Kartell's back-story in another book. With Elmore Leonard telling Stotter to "Keep writing those Westerns", who am I to disagree? In fact, I'm looking through Stotter's backlist right now. " P.S. Guttridge on Amazon.co.uk

"Splendid stuff from a British master of a very American genre. Stotter once again shows he may have been born within the sound of Bow Bells, but has the authority to chronicle the dangerous days of the Old West." Ralph Travis on Amazon.com