A Black Horse Western from Hale, 1996
Riding into Gainsville, drifter, gunman and bounty hunter Sharper Wade is warned to move on. But if there’s one-thing Sharper dislikes, it’s being told what to do, so he decides to stick around and find out what the problem is.
Dirk Blanchard owns Ninety percent of Gainsville, but that isn’t enough for him, he has to have the other ten percent, as well as the farmsteads in the next valley, and he’ll stop at nothing to achieve his ambition. The townsfolk are scared of Blanchard and the small army of men he uses to terrorize them. Only one man is not afraid – Sharper Wade.
Although this is the third book in the Sharper series, and there’s the odd reference to the previous books, this should not spoil the readers’ enjoyment of this chapter in the life of Sharper Wade.
The book opens with a very gruesome discovery that is the real reason that Sharper decides to stick around. There’s plenty of action, mostly described in all its brutal and bloody glory.
Jay D. West writes a fast paced story that moves from character to character often leaving them in dangerous situations that will challenge you to put the book down before you find out what happens to them. And as you think you’ve worked out how the book will turn out West throws a spanner in the works by introducing another character.
If you like fast and furious savage westerns then this book is worth taking the time to track down.
Me? I’m going to be hunting for the others in the series.