Saturday, 30 August 2008

Longarm #320

LONGARM and the TEXAS TREASURE HUNT
as by Tabor Evans
Jove, July 2005

Ten years ago, a group of robbers pulled off the biggest train heist ever when they stole a million dollars in old bills, marked to be taken out of circulation and burned. The loot was never found and the culprits never caught. Now a new lead has Custis Long assigned to track down this money hidden somewhere in the Texas Panhandle and he soon finds he’s not alone in the hunt. As the competition grows deadly Longarm realizes he’s going to have to dig hard to collect the cash - before somebody takes him out of circulation for good...

This is one fast moving book for sure, as of when Longarm arrives in Buffalo Flat, Texas, the case is closed within 24 hours. There are a number of suspects that might be the unknown leader of the robbers. There is also competition for the money and questions of how they fit it. There’s attempts on Longarm’s life and questions as to who’s behind them. Stands to reason it’s the unknown robber but how could he possibly know Longarm is on his trail?

All is brought to a dramatic conclusion filled with exciting action and violent death that doesn’t leave any loose ends as is to be expected from author James Reasoner.

This is a highly recommended entry into the Longarm series - and I know we shouldn’t laugh at death but the first one really put a big grin on my face!

1 comment:

ARCHAVIST said...

ANY IDEA WHICH OF THE LONGARMS REASONER WROTE?