|Welcome to the “My Place” page
My name is Scott
I run the Rope and Wire website.
My original idea for this page was to give those living in the country the opportunity to tell others about the things that made their farm or ranch so special.
Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that either no one likes to brag or no one lives on a farm or a ranch. Whatever the case, no one submitted an article so I felt it was high time to try something different.
So for now this will be literally “My Place.” I’ll use this page to post a western blog or short articles. They will either be mine, or possibly one from a contributing R&W community member.
The theme will remain Western but the content will change weekly, or there about.
If you click on any of the links to past blog's, you can return to this page by clicking on the My Place button across from my picture.
I hope you enjoy it but if not, might I suggest you “stroll the grounds.” Read a story or watch a movie.
Thanks for visiting.
Big Bend Death Trap
By James J. Griffin
A Rope and Wire Review
I took this book with me to read on a recent flight to a vacation spot my wife and I were heading for. I didn’t expect to finish the book before we landed and figured I would complete it on the return flight. But once I got into it, I didn’t want to put it down. I was hoping beyond reason to finish it before we landed but to no avail. Once on the ground I was forced by my wife to pack it away and get off the plane, which I reluctantly did.
I didn’t wait for the return flight. I finished the book sitting on a beach in Maui.
Jim Griffin has authored several Western novels. Big Bend Death Trap is his latest venture in the genre of western fiction.
His Texas Ranger series continues with another exciting adventure of Texas Ranger Cody Havlicek who has been assigned to unravel the mystery behind the death and disappearance of two fellow Rangers. It’s an extremely dangerous assignment and Cody Havlicek finds himself in the middle of a daring and complicated plan involving murder and deceit. A Plan, if successful, would put a fair section of Texas into the hands of notorious outlaws.
The main character, Texas Ranger Cody Havlicek is intelligent and resourceful. The same can be said for his horse, Yankee. Cody is a true and honest Western hero who uses his brain as well as his brawn to get to the bottom of strange and suspicious happenings in the Big Bend region of Texas.
Along the trail to the town of Alpine Cody befriends Tommy, a young boy down on his luck. Its here Tommy learns the meaning of responsibility and friendship and plays a crucial role in helping Cody complete his mission.
Alpine is also the center of the storm so to speak. It’s a town where honest men and outlaws have coexisted in an uneasy relationship and where the outlaws are beginning to get the upper hand.
Big Bend Death Trap is not an overly complicated, drawn out novel, which in my opinion is a good thing. It’s filled with excitement, fast action and intrigue from one page to the next. The plot contains a good share of twists and turns that will peak your interest and keep you guessing to the very end.
Find out how it all turns out. Read the book. Big Bend Death Trap. You’ll enjoy every word.