Stuart Brannon's Final Shot is a novel that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. You can enjoy this story even if you've never read the first 6 books. The combined effort of Stephen Bly, his wife and boys is a winner in my opinion. The characters are interesting and fairly well fleshed out. The settings bring you back to the turn of the century when America was in the midst of fast moving change and amazing growth. This story gives you a taste of the old and the new. The authors have done an amazing job of giving the reader a real feel for the time period.