Mike Stotter


McKinney's Law

McKinney's Law

Thadius McKinney didn't count on coming across a dead body in the middle of Texas. The renegade Comanche warrior, Black Eagle, was on the loose spreading havoc across the country. He didn't appear in McKinney's plans at all, not until the Comanche forced himself into his life. The US Army gave McKinney some relief to his problems, but it also added to them.

Before he knew it, he was about to become involved in an ever-deepening mystery with death and greed at the center of its black heart. Calling on two old friends, Missouri Clay and John Karetll for help, McKinney sets about bringing justice to the unforgiving Texas landscape -- McKinney's Law.

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"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