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Legends Lost by Charlie Mac

Legends Lost

by Charlie Mac

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If you like the old west, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, trains and President Lincoln, this book is for you.

A wealthy old man is nearing his death bed. A man he has employed for a time is called to see him privately. Before dying, he tells this young man that he is his father. He also tells him he has a brother that he must protect and see to it that he succeeds in his life. In addition, he also tells him of what happened years ago during a train robbery and he must make sure a secret journal that was stolen on that train is found and returned back to the family and the company to which he headed.

Full of twists and turns, this book will keep your reading to see what becomes of “James Longley”, “Hattie Longley” and “Robert Carlisle”, or whatever their names may be. Along with an evil, determined Elias Kotkin and his desire to retrieve the journal.

Follow along the trains to the west and relive a day gone by, while enjoying a suspenseful story. ( )
  sewolf0310 | Aug 4, 2012 |
I enjoyed the book Legends Lost very much. New twist to the Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid fate. Good intrigue with many twists and turns. You finally figure out who the villain is but have to wait to the end to find out the rest of the story. Had a very hard time putting the book down once I started reading. Story moved very well. ( )
  JoCCarter | Jul 23, 2012 |
Legends Lost is a good what if read. The old west was full of good guys and bad guy legends. When I saw Butch and Sundance years ago I just knew they didn't die in Bolivia. They were to smart for that to happen and besides they were almost the good guys. In Charlie Macs book we find out the what if and who the bad guys truely are. A great story! ( )
  Rennee | Jun 30, 2012 |
A really good read. It flowed from cover to cover and kept you thinking about what could happen and what was going to happen. It was involving and went from one side of the country to the other as the good guys and the bad guys battled each other for a piece of the past. It was hard to put down and I looked forward to the next time I could read even a little bit of it. ( )
  mlgml1 | Jun 24, 2012 |
This is a well crafted, smoothly told tale of what might have happened if Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were not killed in the mountains of Bolivia in 1908. Three years later, they have created new lives for themselves. Butch has settled in Oregon with his wife and sons. Sundance has settled in New York City with Etta Place. Both men are successful in legitimate businesses, but the past has a way of rearing it's ugly head. Long buried secrets are unintentionally unearthed, resulting in the head of the Union Pacific Railroad sending a killer to recover a secret journal stolen in a train robbery years before. It contains potentially incriminating evidence that could ruin the railroad and it's wealthy CEO. Are Butch and Sundance still up to the task of taking on the Union Pacific and all it's resources? Have they faded into the past along with their legend? The author, Charlie Mac has created a truly villainous villain to match against Butch and Sundance. While I was not entirely satisfied with the way the plot played out, I greatly enjoyed the premise of the book. The book was provided for review by the author. ( )
  Ronrose1 | Jun 21, 2012 |
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Charlie Mac’s first published book captures the spirit of the Old West where honor trumped honesty and a man did the right thing without being told what the right thing was. Outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have turned a new leaf since returning from South America. Their train robbing days are behind them. Life is settled and good. When a journal surfaces that links railroad baron E. H. Harriman to the assassination of President Lincoln, all the power of the Union Pacific Railroad is turned on Butch and Sundance with a vengeance. The stakes are high. For Butch and Sundance their very lives are at risk. For the Union Pacific, corporate survival is on the line, and no measure is too extreme to prevent the journal becoming public. The resulting scandal could destroy the Union Pacific, other companies and financiers, and perhaps even the economic health of the nation. The action moves across the country from 1911 New York City, to the mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado, with colorful characters every stop of the way.

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