The Samaritan’s Pistol by Eric Bishop
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Age Group: YA to Adult
Life has a way of sucking people into situations they don’t want to be involved with and Eric Bishop shows us this with his story of reluctant entanglement.
Jim is a simple man, leading a simple life in the middle of a religion he doesn’t accept or really want anything to do with. But, when he’s forced into a life or death situation, he finds out how much his reluctant roots mean to him and his life.
As a war veteran, Jim knows how to handle a gun, much to the downfall of some mafia thugs who think they can throw their weight around in his territory. They find out the hard way that they shouldn’t underestimate him.
After the encounter, Jim finds himself in the middle between the law and some illegal dealings the man he saved is in. He makes his choices, does what he feels needs to be done, and handles the situation he’s in even though he doesn’t want to be there.
In the end, the rewards are worth the risks.
I liked this book. It has some extremely amusing and interesting parts to it. I was disappointed that I didn’t care about the characters more, but I was still a bit sad when the story was over. I found myself wondering more what was going to happen next, than I cared what happened to the characters in those situations.
I give this book, 2 QUILL.