The Master Executioner
Ordinary people do not understand Oscar Stone. Everything he does, he does impeccably. He is a profound student of his art, completely versed in its traditions over the centuries. He is a student of ropes and their properties, a master of the latest scientific knowledge about the human neck, a careful calculator of weights and drops, and an exacting observer of results.
For more than a quarter of a century he has worked to create a reputation as a man peerless in his craft: the master executioner.
Yet he is utterly alone: His devotion to his work costs him his marriage. Suddenly, one day, a piece of his past catches him unawares, and Oscar comes to a moment of devastating truth and for the first time knows himself.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - brone - LibraryThing
Not his best in my opinion, Politicly correct (the only innocent man Hanged in the story was Black) and the number two man in the story was a drunkard Irish of course. Read full review
Review: The Master ExecutionerUser Review - Goodreads
This is a well-written novel set in the west in the post-Civil War era. The author shares a lot of history of that period and the science behind the making of a true master of a hangman. Read full review
THE HANGMANS CHOICE
LEARNING THE ROPES
THE MASTER EXECUTIONER