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Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite
The Cherokee Kid is a western by David E. Tienter. Outlaw Dan Pinkney, known as The Cherokee Kid, is accused of robbery and tries to evade Sheriff Steel’s posse chasing him. He finds refuge at Anne Hilderbrandt’s ranch in Deadwood and feels duty bound to protect her and the children from Sweets, an acquisitive cattle baron. Sweets and his ranch hands constantly intimidate Anne to gain control of her land. Other folks are not pleased to have Dan, who is half-Indian, in their town and express their feelings. Sheriff Steel is determined to capture Dan so he and his deputy follow the trail to Deadwood. The outlaw finds himself in more trouble since there is a reward for his capture.
The Cherokee Kid has all the gun fights, brawls, and other drama one expects from westerns. David E. Tienter has written a nice story that held my attention when I started reading. There are good descriptions of what life was like living in the west, both in the towns and surrounding areas. It has a fair amount of action that is quite entertaining, and David Tienter created very good scenes. Dan is a quick thinking gunslinger who possesses admirable traits. His dry sense of humour comes out even when he is involved in a shoot-out. There are certain parts of the story that I queried and wondered how it would play out, but the author has a way of connecting everything when it matters. This was seen in the conclusion too.