as by Jon Sharpe
Signet, February 2010
To survive, Fargo has hunted just about everything under the sun. Now he’s been hired to take part in a twisted contest of predator and prey that will determine which of the Clyborns will inherit their late father’s fortune. And the Trailsman knows too well that sometimes the hunter can become the hunted…and that the hunted can become the dead.
A story about greed and hate, filled with fascinating characters such as the Clyborn family and the brother and sister assassin team – the woman’s fighting abilities making her a formidable foe for Fargo.
For those who like their westerns filled with action then you need look no further than this book, there’s plenty of it, mainly fist and knife fights, all being extremely well described.
There are also many twists and turns to the plot as Fargo attempts to discover just who hired the assassins and why. This leads to some surprising revelations about some of characters, a couple of who aren’t above double-crossing the others.
Jon Sharpe (in this case David Robbins) writes a fast flowing, gripping, story. From the very first attempt on Fargo’s life on a riverboat to the deadly race to find the fortune and stay alive, this book proves to be very difficult to put down.
For those who don’t mind books that include adult encounters – here just a couple that don’t take up much of the story – then I highly recommend this entry into The Trailsman series.