Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Cougar's Prey by Larry Sweazy
Pete Feders had been his friend and his enemy in life, but even after he's dead, he's still haunting Josiah Wolfe...
Mr. Sweazy sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It's publication date is today. Berkley is the publisher and you can get a copy now.
This author writes authentic westerns that are hard and gritty. His characters aren't perfect, bad things happen to good people, and it's a tough life in Texas.
Josiah is a Ranger, but the public in Austin thinks he murdered Feders to get Pearl, a woman they both were interested in. That wasn't the case, but it's not safe for him in town anymore. He gets assigned to go undercover and live in Corpus Christie and see if he can find out who is working with the Mexicans that like to raid the ranchers in that locale.
Josiah never seems find a straight line to follow. One thing leads to another, his cover is blown, and he's on the move back to Austin because he's heard that his young son is seriously ill.
The story moves along well and Josiah makes up his mind about some important issues on the way. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next book in the series. I think Josiah is probably going to have to face more challenges. Mr. Sweazy has given him a rough life so far.
Why not purchase a copy of this book and take a ride with real cowboys? There are others in the series if you'd like to start at the beginning. They are well worth the read.