as by Tabor Evans
Jove, April 2006
Custis Long wakes up in Medallion, Arizona, with a head full of pain, no memory of how he got there, and a dead redhead sharing his bed. Worse, someone has made off with his U.S. Marshal badge and papers. Set up for murder, Long knows he’s got to find the real killer, but to do that he’s got to remember what he came to town to do and find out who wants to stop him - before he ends up the guest of honour at a lynching party...
Tabor Evans (in this case James Reasoner) comes up with a great plot that had me hooked from beginning to end. The first six chapters throw up so many questions that lead to me being as confused as Longarm.
As more and more characters are introduced, all that seem to know Long, the harder it becomes to put this book down as the twists and turns combine in a story filled with action, intriguing characters of both sexes, and mystery.
It’s also good to see James making references to events and people, such as Jessica Starbuck, from Longarm’s past, and including some of his old sayings such as “eating the apple one bite at a time.”
This is definately a Longarm book worth checking out.