The Samaritan’s Pistol is Eric Bishop’s debut book, and the first of an exciting collection of ‘Rocky Mountain Thrillers’. This book is an exciting adventure/western that can be enjoyed by a large variety of readers!
Jim Cooper, a quiet rancher and horse trail guide, has managed to find peace in the mountains and some healing in nature after his harrowing time in Desert Storm. As a well-trained soldier, it is needless to say that Jim is a crack-shot, but when his favourite horse is dying, three men are dead and a fourth is begging for his life; Jim has a choice to run away and not be a part of it, or become involved and assist a wounded man.
Jim doesn’t realize the extent of the consequences of his actions, and this one moment sets a large wheel of events turning. The man Jim saved is part of a Las Vegas robbery concerning a massive amount of money as well as angry mafia mobs. There are deeper themes and more intricate involvement of characters, but not to give away exciting parts of the story, I will desist from going into more detail.
Jim has strong morals and an inner strength that I admire. He is compassionate and very patient with a Mormon community whose constant efforts to convert him have been futile.
Jim is in for quite an adventure as he trades in the quiet trail days to transporting cash right out under the nose of the mafia.
This book is a fantastically mastered mixture of thriller, western and adventure. Eric Bishop has a very enjoyable method of writing; it is both clear and smooth, allowing the reader to become involved with the story, not just observing as an outside presence. I enjoyed the colourful descriptions and how the characters stuck to their personalities.
I am looking forward to reading more books from this author.
ERIC BISHOP is known to to his friends and family as an “author
version of Clint Eastwood.” As the owner of a successful marketing firm,
Bishop spends most of his time on his Utah ranch writing with the music
of his adolescence bouncing off the walls. When he’s not writing, Bishop
enjoys spending time with his wife and four lovely daughters at his
home in Nibley, Utah. Unlike Jim, Bishop hasn’t had any run-ins with the