By J.D. Kincaid
Hale, July 2014
A band of young Apache braves rampages across Dawson County, New Mexico. When a stagecoach bound for El Paso is held up by outlaws all but one of the coach’s passengers are massacred. Young Lizzie Reardon, a schoolmistress about to start her first job in Burro Creek is the sole survivor, but she has seen the attacker’s faces and is now their target.
Deputy Sheriff Frank McCoy joins forces with the famous Kentuckian gunfighter, Jack Stone, to foil the plot. Bullets fly and not all will live to see another day.
The first of J.D. Kincaid’s Jack Stone books came out in 1989 I believe and the author has steadily been putting out further books, and this, the latest, brings the total to at least twenty.
You don’t need to have read any of the previous books to enjoy this one. Yes, there is mention to some events from those past stories but this is done to help fill in Stone’s background for new readers.
J.D. Kincaid switches regularly from different sets of characters and all sides will have a part to play in the exciting climax of this fast moving tale for which the linchpin is a dead Apache brave and to reveal anymore than that will spoil it for anyone intending to read the book.
Filled with well-drawn strong characters of both sexes, hard-hitting mildly graphic violence, and a simple yet effective plot, this story proved to be very entertaining and left me eager for Jack Stone’s next adventure.
J.D. Kincaid is a pseudonym used by James C. Dalgleish.
Apache Spring at Amazon.com
Apache Spring (Black Horse Western) at Amazon.co.uk