Wednesday 6 February 2013

Lola: Locked & Loaded

By Peter Brandvold
Mean Pete Press, January 2013

Lola Hammond was just a simple girl from the little New Mexico town of Trinity... until her father, the sheriff, was killed during a bank robbery.

Now, because no one else seems able to do it...and because she finds herself, inexplicably all too able...Lola hunts her father’s killers. 

But what she meets at the end of the bloody trail is not just Vernon “The Butcher” Belcher and a pair of saddlebags filled with loot, but her own dark fate staring her in the eye.

This is a must read for fans of Peter Brandvold’s work, especially for those who have read his Rogue Lawman series, for this short story tells of how Lola Hammond becomes known as Saradee Jones.

The murder of Lola’s father sets her off on the killing trail thirsting for vengeance and she has plenty of opportunity to prove she’s more than a match for those who stand in her way. The tale races along and has a high death toll for such a short story.

You may think you know the path this tale will take but Peter Brandvold springs a surprise twist, a discovery that will play an important part in the transformation of Lola Hammond into Saradee Jones….and I must admit that how she chooses that name made me smile.

Well worth its price of $0.99 (£0.77).


Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin said...

Sounds interesting - will check this one out.

Neil A. Waring said...

This sounds like a good one. Love the unexpected.