Sirian Summer by John Bowers

Review: With a strong dash U.S. “Old West” flair, Sirian Summer is the first in the Nick Walker UF Marshal series, which is primarily a scif/fantasy work reminiscent of the “Firefly” universe created by Joss Whedon.

It’s a stylish book, in that I felt it was the author’s intention to have it read like an epic film can flow, with distinct characters and events designed to draw response from reader/viewers so you scarcely notice some of the little awkward writing methods that usually can bother me: the propensity to describe scene after scene, or certain items frequently without enough transitions that made reading easier. That stuttered the narrative for me at times, but overall the action and story were good, the characters vivid, and Nick Walker was a main player that compelled attention and eventually respect.

As a former law enforcement officer myself, I recognized some of the terms and behaviors that added an authentic touch, which I am sure the author will expand in future books, and there are some many possibilities for new story lines. Neatly written and nicely formatted, I have to add this particular publisher always turns out solid products from authors who really have strong stories to share. A great read for scifi/fantasy fans who enjoy a western touch in their adventures.

Description: “When Nick Walker arrives on Sirius 1 to take over the United Federation Marshal’s office at Kline Corners, his first priority is to find out who murdered the man he is replacing, Ron Gates. But Kline Corners is like no place he has ever seen — it looks like an Ancient West cow town, complete with sheriff and saloon.

…moreThe Nick Walker UF Marshal series.

When Nick Walker arrives on Sirius 1 to take over the United Federation Marshal’s office at Kline Corners, his first priority is to find out who murdered the man he is replacing, Ron Gates. But Kline Corners is like no place he has ever seen — it looks like an Ancient West cow town, complete with sheriff and saloon.

But things are not what they seem. Nick soon discovers an epidemic of missing girls, talk of racial oppression, and outright human slavery. If he can get to the bottom of those issues, he may learn who murdered Ron Gates.”

 

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