Books: Adventure Story

ROARING GUNS—David Statler—Simon & Schuster ($1).

This first novel moves at such a rate, contains so many fights, explosions, ambushes, traps, gun battles and get aways that even devoted lovers of adventure stories are likely to find themselves dazed by it. It begins when a cool Western customer named Tom decides to try his luck gambling. No more imprudent decision was ever reached by a peace-loving citizen, for Tom found himself in the thick of three murders, eight fist fights, nine gun battles, with 28 corpses strewing the scene, not counting Indians.

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