I’ve read all of Ned Oaks’ Black Horse Westerns and I admit that he is still one of my favourite authors. This one has been sitting on my Kindle since it was released November 2016 and it has taken me until now to get to it. I’m happy to say, it didn’t disappoint me.
Heavily populated with a good mix of characters, it moves along at a breakneck pace, being action-packed from start to finish. It is violent in places but this is well described, not sanitized but not overly gory, which is what you expect with a Black Horse Western. Although Hank Chesham is a man wronged, I admit that I found myself losing sympathy for him as the body count started to rise. However, by the end of the book as I settled into his psyche, I was rooting for him. The ending didn’t quite ring true for me based on the lead up but, all in all, it was satisfying and didn’t detract from my enjoyment.