“Lost in thought, Ethan said, “I just can’t believe it. What are the odds our son finds a man barely alive that happens to be the best friend I ever had that has been missing for eighteen years?” “I’d say about the same as you deciding to start preaching a couple of years ago,” Sarah said.”
The Last Stand is the first in the series from author Duane Boehm. In this novel, a long, lost friend is found nearly dead and struggles with his feelings about being “home” and his desire to run away from darkness that he refuses to unveil. He becomes attached to his best friend’s son and wife. His vagabond side wins, but he is drawn back to help save someone that he loves.
“He already knew that it would be the first time in years that he would have some regrets about moving on. The notion irked him a little that he could still develop feelings for people. It was something in which he didn’t deem himself worthy.”
Westerns are not generally my genre, but a good story is a good story and this was a nice respite from the swath of murder novels that I’ve been reading lately.