Pronghorns of the Third Reich By C.J. Box

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    Pronghorns

    Taking a break from his Joe Pickett series, C.J. Box has penned a wonderful short story with a supremely ironic twist. Be sure to set aside the time to read Pronghorns of the Third Reich in one sitting because you won't be able to break away. Pronghorns of the Third Reich As short stories go, this wasn't bad. Pronghorns of the Third Reich Excellent mystery!!! The setting was fascinating, the family history gripping, and the ending perfect. Pronghorns of the Third Reich Set in Wyoming, Lyle and Juan kidnap Paul, a lawyer whom Lyle believes cheated him out of his grandpappy’s inheritance and take him to a ranch whose bookshelves hold a dubious “treasure”…

    CJ Box’s contribution to the Bibliomysteries series is the worst one yet! The whole point of this series is for the stories to revolve around books whereas they only tangentially feature here. The inspiration behind the story is a photograph from 1936 (which is included at the end) showing a German zeppelin floating above the American heartland being loaded up with longhorns – it’s a great photo and about the only positive aspect of this crappy enterprise!

    It sounds like an exciting premise and has an eye-catching title but it turns out to be a slow, plodding read with next-to-nothing happening to the small cast of dull characters and an unmemorable ending that I’ve already forgotten – and I read this yesterday! It’s a quick read but still terrible - don’t bother with Pronghorns of the Third Reich. Pronghorns of the Third Reich A good story. Pronghorns of the Third Reich

    Two criminals kidnap the lawyer they believe cheated them out of a big fortune. The fortune isn't anything I could have foreseen. Even though it is a wild story, there is some truth to it. Interesting.

    This one was not great, not awful. But the part with the dog broke my heart. Pronghorns of the Third Reich Well written short story by this author. It gave what it needed in terms of the shortness but I do wish it was longer! Pronghorns of the Third Reich 9 17 16 read this one today. good story. o henry kinda ending. based on a real photograph. Pronghorns of the Third Reich A quirky short tale. Not bad.

    The GR blurb:

    ‘ In frigid Wyoming lies a mystery that stretches back to Nazi Germany

    Lyle and Juan wait outside the lawyer’s house in ski masks, pistols hidden behind their backs. Shortly after dawn, Paul Parker, an aged lawyer, and his old dog step into the cold. The thugs kill the dog, and take the lawyer hostage. Parker’s day has started badly and is going to get much worse.

    Once a fine lawyer, Parker’s enthusiasm has slipped with age, and criminals like Lyle are part of the reason for his disillusionment. Years after they last saw each other in court, Lyle is convinced that Parker owes him something. At gunpoint, Lyle and Juan make Parker lead them to the old Angler ranch, to open up a hidden library whose volumes hold the secret to forgotten riches, and the strangest war profiteering scheme to ever come out of the Great Plains.’ Pronghorns of the Third Reich This is a short that is based on revenge for a stolen legacy. It was just okay, but I did like the fact that it had an interesting real story at its base. Pronghorns of the Third Reich

    In frigid Wyoming lies a mystery that stretches back to Nazi Germany

    Lyle and Juan wait outside the lawyer’s house in ski masks, pistols hidden behind their backs. Shortly after dawn, Paul Parker, an aged lawyer, and his old dog step into the cold. The thugs kill the dog, and take the lawyer hostage. Parker’s day has started badly and is going to get much worse.

    Once a fine lawyer, Parker’s enthusiasm has slipped with age, and criminals like Lyle are part of the reason for his disillusionment. Years after they last saw each other in court, Lyle is convinced that Parker owes him something. At gunpoint, Lyle and Juan make Parker lead them to the old Angler ranch, to open up a hidden library whose volumes hold the secret to forgotten riches, and the strangest war profiteering scheme to ever come out of the Great Plains. Pronghorns of the Third Reich