Feast for Thieves: A Rowdy Slater Novel by Brotherton, Marcus
Preaching or prison. An impossible choice for a man who usually solves his problems with a rifle or his fists.
Sergeant Rowdy Slater was the most incorrigible paratrooper in Dog Company during World War II. But after the war, when Rowdy robs a bank with the black-hearted Crazy Ake, he vows to turn his life around. The lawman, suspicious that Rowdy’s confession is a sham, gives him an ultimatum: Rowdy must serve for one year as the town minister, or go straight to jail. Rowdy’s choice? Preaching at the community church in Cut Eye, Texas, at the midpoint of nowhere and emptiness.
At first the job seemed easy, particularly since Rowdy took over for the willowy female missionary who held the church together while the men were at war. But when Crazy Ake shows up with a plan to make some quick cash, Rowdy becomes ensnared and is forced to make a deadly choice.
Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer, known internationally for his collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel.
Feast for Thieves: A Rowdy Slater Novel by Brotherton, Marcus is quite the novel. At first I thought that Sergeant Rowdy Slater was faking his confession or at least that he did not mean it enough to follow through. However as the story progressed I began to believe that Sergeant Rowdy Slater really wanted to change and become a better person. This is a story of redemption, love, and adventure. I liked the fact that Sergeant Rowdy Slater was still himself, but that he learned how to be a better man. I also enjoyed the outcome of the book as I felt it was fair to all parties involved in the plot. The book reads a bit like historic fiction, but it is very much a redemption story. I was sent a free copy of Feast for Thieves: A Rowdy Slater Novel by Brotherton, Marcus for only my honest review.