Valley of Fire….

October 2014


boggs02Johnny D. Boggs won an award last year from True West magazine where he was named the best living western writer.  That’s a headful of recognition. He’s also won six Spur Awards for his writing and has at least twenty books out about the west, the Civil War and the Revolutionary War.

This year Johnny penned a new novel in a series of books he’s writing about the character Micah Bishop. Micah is a likable guy, unless your playing cards with him. He has a reputation for cheating at cards and borrowing horses from ranches all across New Mexico (that’s not really bad is it?). He’s not particularly tall, or good looking. He’s not the smartest chicken in the coop and not the best dressed either. I identified with him right away.

BoggsThe book is called Valley of Fire. It begins with Micah in jail, waiting to be hanged when a nun breaks him out to lead her on a journey across the most savage geography in New Mexico in search of hidden gold…beginning to sound familiar?

They meet up with Micah’s arch enemy…a fellow by the name of Fenn (I kid you not)…who also has an interest in this gold hunt…

Everyone heads out to get the gold in a place that is “Too far to walk” and Micah is convinced that the lord works in mysterious ways.

Now, I’m not going to say a whole lot more about this book but you need to know that Johnny and Forrest are friends. Does that mean there might be a hint or two in this book? Maybe.

You also might benefit from understanding that Boggs writes books that feel like entertainment and  specialize in information. I guarantee that you’ll add a few words to your vocabulary and learn some things about New Mexico, nuns and surviving in the desert, when you read this book…oh..and you’ll have a rip-snortin good time too…

That’s, Valley of Fire by Johnny D. Boggs.

I read the Kindle edition…