Thursday, February 12, 2015

Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton A REVIEW

A Rowdy Slater Novel
Marcus Brotherton

Sergeant Rowdy Slater is the most skilled-and most incorrigible-soldier in Dog Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, an elite group of paratroopers fighting for the world's freedom in World War II.

Through a bizarre set of circumstances, Rowdy returns to the States after the war, turns his life around, and falls into the only job he can find-preacher at the sparsely populated community church in Cut Eye, Texas, a dusty highway town situated at the midpoint of nowhere and emptiness.

The town's lawman, suspicious that Rowdy has changed his ways only as a cover up, gives an ultimatum: Rowdy must survive one complete year as Cut Eye's new minister or end up in jail.

At first Rowdy thinks the job will be easy, particularly because he's taking over for a young female missionary who's held the church together while the men were at war. But when a dark-hearted acquaintance from Rowdy's past shows up with a plan to make some quick cash, Rowdy becomes ensnared due to an irrevocable favor, and life turns decidedly difficult.

Rowdy's a man used to solving problems one of two ways: with his rifle or with his fists. Will he be able to thwart his old friend's evil schemes while remaining true to his new higher calling?

This is a wild ride of a book bursting with a bank robbery, kidnapping, desperate prayers, and barroom brawls. Before the smoke clears, all sides just might end up getting exactly what they want.

ISBN: 978-0-8024-1213-3
Published: October, 2014
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 288
Weight: 0.66 lbs
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

MARCUS BROTHERTON is the author or coauthor of more than twenty-five nonfiction books. Notable works include Shifty's War, A Company of Heroes, and the oral history project,We Who Are Alive and Remain: untold stories from the Band of Brothers, a New York Times bestseller. This is his first

   Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton is an O.K. book. I did enjoy most of it, but wasn’t totally thrilled with it.
  Rowdy could either go to jail for helping to rob a bank or become a preacher in a town that was more involved in the saloon and unruly behavior. So of course he chose to become a preacher. I considered this book more of a comedy than an adventure or suspenseful story. It’s hard to believe that a man could get caught up in robbing banks and people when they don’t want to. Also I thought the author talked to much about the women’s forms under their clothes.  No one is going to let a man just come and be a preacher without him having knowledge and desire to be a preacher. The first sermon he gave he couldn't think of anything so he talked about skinning and gutting a squirrel.  This book just didn't make it for me. To much silliness and outlandish things.
  Just wanted to thrilled with the way the story moved along or how it wasn’t that exciting. It is a O.K. read if you want to take your time to read it.

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Thank you to Moody Publishers/River North for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255


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