The Master Executioner

The Master Executioner

Large Print - 2001
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Few people understand Oscar Stone. He's more bloodless than bloodthirsty. He is a student of his art, completely versed in its centuries-old traditions. For more than 25 years Oscar has worked to create his reputation of master executioner, yet he is utterly alone. One day, when a piece of his past catches him unaware, Oscar comes to a moment of devastating truth and, for the first time, he knows himself. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780786234813
0786234814
Characteristics: 399 p. (large print) ; 22 cm

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Dec 05, 2017

Not a big fan of westerns? That's okay. Read this book anyway.

Because its genre is only that, especially in its setting; the time and a place. This is one part character study--the protagonist, the hangman of the title. One part criminal and crime study.

And simply one of the best books I've ever read. And I read a LOT.

It's so much different than most of the author's many, many novels, and so much deeper that I was amazed when I read it and still am, years later.

Estleman is an accomplished writer in whatever genre he work in (Aces and Eights, for the western fan; The Confessions of Al Capone for historical novel fans), but THIS one...a cut above.

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