Sunday, 11 May 2014

Dark Mesa

By Hank J. Kirby
Hale, April 2014

He was stubborn and an ex-jailbird to boot. No wonder he didn’t fit in with the people of Keystone. They wouldn’t give him the time of day, bought down the law on him, even burned him out, then sent for a hired killer.

He stayed put and did things his way – until, finally, the harassment drove him to strap on his guns and go after the one man behind his troubles. That was when Keystone finally realized he was unstoppable….

Hank J. Kirby hooks the reader immediately with a number of questions such as what does a man called Moreno want with McCall, not that McCall has any interest in the answer, just wants to be left alone. Of course we know McCall will be pushed too far and then the already fast moving storyline really picks up pace, building quickly to a memorable, tense, final showdown.

Hank J. Kirby is a pseudonym used by prolific western author Keith Hetherington and this book, like many of his others, contains a superb fist-fight that sees both combatants suffering badly from the brutal exchange.

Bad guys and good are all well-crafted, each having their own personalities, and descriptions of landscape, characters and action are very visual.

Keith Hetherington’s years of experience shine through his prose, and Dark Mesa proved to be a very entertaining read indeed that left me eagerly looking forward to his next book.

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1 comment:

Joanne Walpole said...

Sounds like a good one. I'll look out for it.