The northbound train carried a precious cargo. Wealthy Mexican ranchers and their womenfolk were headed for Moredo, and their family jewels were stored in the safe of the caboose. When the thieves attacked, there was violence and bloodshed.
Big Jim Rand was aboard the train. The leather-tough ex-sergeant of the 11th Cavalry hoped to find his quarry in Moredo. Instead, the hunter saw his brother’s murderer taking an active part in the hold-up.
And so, to reach his objective, the gun-fast manhunter had to declare war on all twelve of the raiders—and the consequences were violent.
Not as good as the first book
Things which were annoying in the first book continue to be annoying in this second one. The reason for Jim and Benito to remain together is straining my credibility. I hold out hope that a more solid friendship will develop, but that hope is scant because in this kind of series, character development isn’t exactly a high priority.
Also, I wish I hadn’t read the cover blurb, which makes it sound like events not occurring till over halfway through the book are going to be the inciting incidents. That made the first half of the book seem slow.
I’ll read the third book, and hope I can give it a better recommendation than this one.