by Scott Connor
A Black Horse Western from Hale, October 2010
After six months of searching, Lewis Coltaine tracked down Emerson Greeley, the man who had murdered his wife. Lewis was hell-bent on vengeance but before Emerson died, he taunted Lewis with the promise that even after his death he’d find no peace. Lewis dismissed the taunt, but when he returned to his family home, Emerson’s chilling threat had already come to pass. Lewis’s eldest brother had been murdered.
Lewis’s surviving brothers now vow to find the man responsible for destroying their family, but the clues point to the murder being connected to a dark, long-buried family secret. With the revelations he uncovers threatening to tear the family apart, can Lewis Coltaine finally deliver his revenge?
Scott Connor begins his story near the conclusion of Lewis’s quest to kill Greeley. This allows him to throw in all kinds of questions about this vengeance hunt that will definitely keep the reader turning the pages. During this Scott Connor begins another story thread, that of the death of Lewis’s brother, that adds to the questions of what is happening and why? And then there’s the woman that asks for Lewis’s help in tracking down the killer of her husband; what is her story and how will it affect the outcome of this tale?
The book is filled with great characters and moves forward at a very swift pace. As some of the story’s puzzles are solved then so are more asked. Will brother turn on brother? What of the feud with a neighbouring family? The missing sister? The dug up grave? Why do some of the citizen’s of a nearby town want to kill them all? And so it goes on, gripping twist after twist, fight after fight. It’s no wonder I read this book in one sitting!
This is the first book I’ve read by Scott Connor and it’s left me eager to read more so I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for his previous twelve BHW and those that will hopefully be published in the future.
Coltaine’s Revenge is out now, but it’s already selling-out fast, so if you want a copy I suggest you get your order in as soon as possible.