A Bullet for the Bronc Buster

Fiction - Western
305 Pages
Reviewed on 11/11/2018
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Author Biography

"GP Hutchinson has the gift to tell a compelling tale, enlighten you without preaching and keep you on the edge of your seat. He takes you on unexpected trails populated by flesh and blood characters of depth and substance," says Western TV & movie star Alex Cord. Nick Wale of Novel Ideas says, "With great mastery GP Hutchinson paints a West I can see, feel and smell. [He] knows how to write, and he knows instinctively."

Hutchinson's first Western novel, "Strong Convictions," won the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best First Western of 2015, as well as a gold medal from the National Indie Excellence Awards. "Strong Suspicions," the second volume in the Emmett Strong Western series, garnered a gold medal in the 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. And "Strong Ambitions" took silver in the 2017 Readers' Favorite Awards.

In addition to his interest in the Old West, GP Hutchinson has been a longtime enthusiast of baseball, America's first true national pastime, a game played from coast to coast by the late 1800s. While he enjoys the game as it is played today, his most recent novels are tales of players caught up in life-and-death struggles during the early years of professional baseball. Steeped in the actual history of the game, as well as societal realities of the times, these stories feature both fictional and actual characters, teams, and leagues.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

A Bullet for the Bronc Buster is a rip-roaring, action-packed Western novel written by author GP Hutchinson. Set in the troubling times of the late Wild West, the novel spans both the wild countryside and the slick, crime-riddled cities of the Gilded Age of America, creating an exciting and traditional Western that fans of the old era are sure to enjoy. In this particular adventure, bronc-rider Quint Woodall receives a serious spinal injury that sees him kicked out of the show he was performing in for the rest of the season. Quint expects a quiet convalescence and hopeful recovery, but then a mysterious woman bursts into his life, demanding help. When he agrees, the hapless Quint finds himself embroiled in a corruption and kidnapping scandal that could end his life.

I really loved this novel because it encompassed every element that you would expect from a really fully rounded Western yarn. There was plenty of humor and hi-jinks in the initial interactions between the various characters, but then the plot gave way to a grittier, more realistic sense of threat as Quint was embroiled deeper and deeper into the central danger. From Chicago-slick mobster characters to wicked enemies in the Colorado plains, the cast is peppered with exciting dialogue, entertaining chases and terrifying moments of good old-fashioned peril. Overall, I’d definitely recommend A Bullet for the Bronc Buster to all traditional Western fans as a guaranteed enjoyable read, but also to readers who are looking to start out in this genre.