Ballenger (Matt Bannister Western Book 8)

Ballenger (Matt Bannister Western Book 8)

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Welcome back to Branson, Oregon where murder, love and obsession lurk behind every corner.
U.S. Deputy Marshal Matt Bannister is troubled by the cruel and unnatural death of miner Leroy Haywood. There are no witnesses or clues of any kind, just a very slow and horrible murder…unlike any Matt had seen before. He suspects Wu-Pen – the President of the Chinese Benevolent Association and a powerful man in the Chinese community – but has no way of proving it. When Leroy’s friend Roger is murdered, Matt again suspects Wu-Pen but, there is no evidence.

Martin Ballenger is a good-looking young man who moves to Branson with his mother and younger sister. When Martin sees dancer Edith Williams, he is infatuated by her beauty and her sad smile. His obsession turns violent when he discovers his soulmate is pregnant with another man’s baby.

Matt is a fighter, a killer and a tough man who isn’t afraid to stand his ground against anyone, but sometimes…prayer is our only weapon.

Disclaimer: While this series is classified as Christian fiction this title does include violence that may be upsetting to some.

Title:Ballenger (Matt Bannister Western Book 8)
Edition Language:English
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    Ballenger (Matt Bannister Western Book 8) Reviews

  • Becky Kincaid

    Great writingAs always Ken Pratt unleashed another great story. Matt Bannister is one of my favorite characters ever! I am a fan of Pratt's writings, which are all great stories that will not disappoi...

  • Charles Castell

    Mr. Pratt went to above and beyond in this compelling rendition of his Matt Bannister, as the story was one exciting episode after the other. No slow downs in this story. Definitely great job once aga...

  • J.E. Grace

    Sylvia Ballenger, her son, and daughter have moved into the Dogwood Shacks in Branson, Oregon. With little money, her son Martin gets a job as a deputy. Martin falls for Edith, a dance hall girl, even...

  • Margie Furco

    Great reading!I have read all 8 of the Matt Bannister books and have enjoyed each of them. In fact I would forget to make dinner or do my chores. Thank you for your great stories. I’m looking forwar...

  • Penny Bell

    Top Notch SeriesAnother great Matt Bannister US Marshal novel. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, however I am hoping there is a 9th one in the works regarding Oscar vs. Wu Pen....and a glimpse in...

  • Linda

    Especially good at this timeA western town. No Indians. A love story. Two “races” live here. Neither is perfect. But they are learning to live together. Matt Bannister is a Christian man who is ve...

  • Robert C. smith

    This Western Has It All!Ken Pratt creatively develops this most entertaining tale into a mixture of early frontier racial prejudices, mixed with some good guys, some bad guys and some kind of in the f...

  • Lynn Slezak

    Great novel again!Love Ken party's books. Especially the Matt Bannister series. I've read them all and enjoyed every one. I highly recommend all his books....

  • Keith D Hauber

    DisappointmentAt the beginning I was disappointed in how long it took to explain the different characters lives. I almost did not continue reading the story....

  • cheryl Newell

    A great Christian readI love the Christian westerns. Still lots of action and romance but with some scripture thrown in hope you keep writing...