Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Black Rider by S J Bounds

An unknown man rides into town and shoots the sheriff in cold blood on the street.  He's wearing all black along with a black mask, so they call him the black rider.  He's been pestering the big rancher who ran all the little ranchers off but this is the first death...

Pioneering Press sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  The book is available for purchase now.

The deputy has been after the black rider for the rancher's damage but murder of a friend just inspires him to do more.  It doesn't help that the sheriff's son and daughter are his friends, too.  He's in love with the girl but she's interested in another man, so he doesn't tell her.  He deputizes the son.  And then the search begins with ranch hands and most of town.  Especially when the newspaper man gets killed next...

This is a tense tale with more than one criminal involved.  There are two black riders.  The gambler would like to get rid of the new sheriff.  So would the rancher.  With two men and their men coming after him, it's hard to find time to chase the black rider, but he does.

It seems like it would be a simple story, but it's not.  There is skullduggery going on everywhere. And Dan is afraid he's losing his love.  It's a good thing Dan has grit.  He manages to get to the bottom of it.  And he may have a chance at love yet...

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