By Jon Sharpe
Signet, May 2011
Texas, 1860 – where the Trailsman is about to learn that no matter how bad things seem, they can still go south.
The notorious Sevier family has always hovered like mean buzzards over the city of San Antonio, never working a day if they can steal for a minute. But now they’re being run by baby-faced stone-cold killer Ike Sevier. And the only man with the guts, the guns, and the gumption to stop him is the Trailsman….
This book is filled with great characters, all of who will cause problems for The Trailsman. Favourites for me include Adelita and of course the very memorable villain, Ike Sevier, who always seems to be one step ahead of his pursuers, a lot of this tale being a chase story.
Like most Trailsman books this is a fast paced read filled with action. All is told extremely well and builds to an exciting climax.
The author behind the pseudonym of Jon Sharpe this time is James Reasoner and having read this just before reading James’ last Longarm novel it’s interesting to see that they both have San Antonio as the starting place for their stories, and both mention the Bat Cave.
If you’re a fan of James Reasoner’s writing, and/or the Trailsman series, then this book is one you shouldn’t miss. And let’s hope, like the Longarm novel, this isn’t his last entry into the series.