In the post-Civil War West, the railroads are expanding, the big money men are moving in, and the politicians they are buying make it difficult for a man to stand alone on his own. So, Walt Ames moves his wife, his home, and his business from Denver to Pueblo. The railroads are bringing new opportunities to Colorado territory, and he's going to take full advantage of them.
Ambushed on their way south, Walt and his men uncover a web of corruption and crime to rival anything in the big city. And rough justice, Western-style, sparks a private war between Walt and some of the most dangerous killers he's ever encountered, a deadly war in which neither friends nor family are spared.
Across the mountains and valleys of the southern Rocky Mountains, Walt and his men hunt for the ruthless man at the center of the web. Retribution won't be long delayed...and it cannot be denied.
Rocky Mountain Retribution is the second book in The Ames Archives, the Classic Western series that began with Brings the Lightning. Author Peter Grant is a military veteran, a retired pastor, and the author of The Maxwell Saga and The Laredo Trilogy.
What members say
- Lady M
Another Good Book by Peter Grant
What made the experience of listening to Rocky Mountain Retribution the most enjoyable?
The variety of characters. It's fast paced; doesn't go into a lot of unneeded detail.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Walt Ames. He's a tough man with a kind heart. He shows appreciation for, and awards loyalty. He protects the innocent but shows no mercy to the guilty.
What does Bob Allen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Bob Allen makes the characters come to life.
If you could take any character from Rocky Mountain Retribution out to dinner, who would it be and why?
The character of Walt Ames. I find him very interesting. He's led such a colorful life, never a dull moment. I like the way he is able to see opportunities for making money and how he goes about making his ideas a reality.
Any additional comments?
I really like Peter Grant's writing. I've listened to his first book in this series 3 times, it's that good. I enjoyed listening to this second book almost as much. Grant is quickly becoming one of my favorite western author. Dusty Rhodes is number one and Grant is running a close second to Louis L'Amour.
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- Rawle N. Lucas
This book will not disappoint
Rocky Mountain Retribution is a large step up from Brings the Lightning. While it starts off a little slow, it picks up after Walt hangs a stock thief early on. With elements of both mystery and action, this book is a fine addition to any reader's collection.