Monday, 3 October 2011

Longarm #394

By Tabor Evans
Jove, September 2011

Down West Texas way, a girl gang of gorgeous grim reapers has been leaving a bloody trail of bullet-riddled corpses. They call themselves the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse, and they like to let men whimper a while before they blast them to kingdom come. The Santa Clara town council would like nothing better than to string up the quartet of killers, but someone has to bring them in first.

That someone would be Deputy U.S. Marshal Custis Long.

But these bodacious banshees have plans for the lawman – and they don’t include going quietly. Stripped of his defences, Longarm figures if four wild women are going to try to take him out, he’d rather go with a bang…

From its opening scene of humiliation and brutal violence this book grabs the readers attention and refuses to let go until the end is reached. And what a trail the storyline follows!

As one would expect from Peter Brandvold – yes he is the author writing behind the pseudonym of Tabor Evans this time – the book is filled with action, only seeming to let up for action of another kind. Full of twists and turns, Peter keeps the reader, and Longarm, guessing as to the identity of the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse: four women who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Are they just common outlaws out for what they can get or is there a purpose to their rampage? Longarm has to fight hard to stay alive whilst struggling to find the answers and in doing so unveils some startling facts before bringing this assignment to a very bloody end.

The story is told at great pace with many nail-biting life and death situations that are very visual in their telling. The four women being excellent adversaries for Longarm.

This book is one that fans of Longarm, and/or Peter Brandvolds’ work, should make sure they don’t miss.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love the titles they've been coming up with recently. Just read Horses of a Different Color.