Signet, April 2006.
Mauled by a grizzly bear, Skye Fargo is near death. By chance he’s discovered by the Bryan brothers, unfortunatley one has just busted the other two out of prison. Fargo, now in their debt for saving him, is talked into trying to clear them of murder. Soon Fargo discovers the Bryans may not be as guilty as others claim. Before long he’s up against a group of corrupt officials who’ll do anything to stop the truth getting out.
This author tells a fast paced story filled with action and double-cross. Although he reveals the plot twists early on he keeps adding more to keep you wondering as to the outcome and to the innocence of the Bryans.
His writing style is somewhat different to other Trailsman authors in so much as he switches from one set of characters to the next regularly. Although it’s obvious Fargo is the hero, he isn’t in the book as much as might be expected.
There are a couple of little mistakes due to this author not researching Fargo’s character enough that might annoy long time Trailsman fans, one of which he writes that Skye has often wondered at the similarity of his last name, Fargo, and that of a certain stagecoach line. The author obviously doesn’t know that Skye Fargo isn’t the Trailsman’s real name or to the significance of the name Fargo.
Slight criticisms apart, this is an entertaining read, if you can overlook the mistakes.