By Clay More
Hale, August 2014
Fate hands Hank Hawkins the opportunity of achieving his ambition of buying a ranch, and all he has to do to make it happen is to make it easy for a gang to rob the stage in Devil’s Bones Canyon.
Hank soon realizes, however, that the robbers never had an intention of leaving anyone alive and had planned a dry gulching.
He survives but regains consciousness back in Hastings Fork, and vows to track down the murderers who betrayed him and have his revenge. But, when he sets off, he finds he has a companion – Helen Curtis, the fiancée of the messenger whose death lies on his conscience.
Hank has many things to figure out, such as why there was one body missing and things are about to get even more complicated with the threat of death for both of them never far away.
This is a very fast moving story that begins with the savage slaughter of the stagecoach passengers and crew, and then the questions come thick and fast ensuring you won’t want to put the book down until you’ve reached the end.
Hank Hawkins’ relationship with Helen Curtis also asks questions, such as can he keep it a secret that he was involved in the death of her fiancée? What will happen if she finds out?
Clay More also includes a tense ‘how are they going to get out of that alive?’ problem that leads to some startling discoveries regarding certain people including an unforeseen double-cross.
Clay More is a pseudonym used by Keith Souter and in Dry Gulch Revenge he has written an easy to read, gripping, and extremely entertaining tale that has me looking forward to his next book and hunting for his back catalogue.
Dry Gulch Revenge at Amazon.com