Item description for Diamondback (John Hardin series) by Phil Bowie...
Set in the Great Smoky Mountains, this tale follows a young, hot-shot pilot and a beautiful Native American girl as they search for a lost man and his treasure. When soldiers drove innocent Cherokees from their homes in 1838, some left behind a secret of hidden gold. Over a century and a half later, a prospector discovers some of the ancient treasure, but soon disappears himself. As the pilot and his companion search for the lost prospector, so does a murderous family clan and a group of cult members who will do anything their leader asks. As greed, violence, and deception erupt, the hunt becomes not only a fight against time, but also a fight to survive.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.6" Width: 4.2" Height: 1.3" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1933836431 ISBN13 9781933836430
Availability 0 units.
More About Phil Bowie
Phil Bowie is an instrument-rated private pilot with his own 1968 Cessna Skyhawk, and flies as a volunteer for the nonprofit Neuse River Foundation. He lives in New Bern, North Carolina, and writes in a cottage he restored overlooking the Neuse.
Reviews - What do customers think about Diamondback (John Hardin series)?
An exciting read Nov 13, 2007
I found Bowie's 2nd book in the John Hardin series to be as exciting as his first book GUNS. DIAMONDBACK also has many unexpected twists and turns, great writing, and an excellent plot.
exciting suspense thriller Oct 31, 2007
In 1838, soldiers forced the Cherokees to leave the Great Smoky Mountains on the Trails of Tears to Oklahoma Territory. However, before they were forcibly removed form their homes, the shaman hid the gold mines. Almost one hundred and seventy years later, slow-witted prospector Mose Kyle discovers one of the hidden gold mines.
When Mose fails to attend church, his elderly friend Hattie becomes concerned as he always shows up. She asks local pilot John Hardin, who she thinks is her son and lives with her and her spouse Hank, to check on Mose. John goes to Mose's isolated cabin, as he would do anything for Hattie and Hank. He finds things not quite right, but assumes nothing of it as Mose is slow until he meets and shares notes with part Cherokee biker Kitty Birdsong. As they continue to search for Mose, the sheriff does nothing as Mose is strange and dimwitted while the deadly snake Preacher, the Cagle brood, and the rest of the flock keep an eye on the pilot and the biker in case they get too close to the truth.
DIAMONDBACK is an exciting suspense thriller with a touch of romance between the lead couple that for the most part remains in the background at the same level as the Hollywood western trivia questions that Hank asks John; each enhances the overall tale. The amateur sleuth investigation is cleverly devised so that John and Kitty slowly find clues of foul play, but the novel belongs to silent cold femme fatale Sis Cagle, the ultimate sadistic sexual torturer.