Another book in the Coilhunter Chronicles, another ride on the edge of my seat from the first to the last page.
Author Dean F. Wilson has a certain knack in his presentation, a quasi- fantasy/sci-fi/adventure wrapped in the guise of a modern-day book that reads like something from an old pulp magazine. One cannot help but ride along with Nox (the Coilhunter) on his adventures into a world that’s as broken as some of its inhabitants. The combination of Old West characters living in a place referred to as the Wild North gives you a small taste of Mr. Wilson’s imagination. The Coilhunter makes his living as a bounty hunter, and Nox is one of the best.
Be aware that reading this book (or series) involves wanting to have fun with what you are reading. Just the character names alone should bring a smile to your face, each assigned an appropriate adjective. Action, however, is the word of the day, and the author provides plenty of that. Nox travels into the Rust Valley, home of the Clockwork Combine. Folks who enter usually don’t live long enough to leave, but Nox feels dutybound to save the two children who blundered into that dangerous place.
No hidden messages, no unnecessary vulgarity, no passages that would make your grandmother blush if she snuck up behind you and read a sentence or two. Your bigger danger might be that she would want to read the book herself. After all, a fun read is a fun read. Four stars.