The frontier version of organized crime is moving in on Shadow Valley, and they want Marshal Josiah Hawke out of the way.
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The frontier version of organized crime is moving in on Shadow Valley, and the secretive spider at the center of the web wants Marshal Josiah Hawke out of the way. Brazenly gunning down a marshal, even in Hawke’s lawless neck of the woods, will attract too much attention – so the syndicate’s minions goad the middle-aged marshal, a former bare-knuckle boxer, into a fight with a young contender intent on beating Hawke to death.
But the young fighter winds up unhappily horizontal, and the enraged crime boss ups the ante by scouring the West for new opponents to take down Hawke.
And as the tension mounts, Hawke’s girlfriend Elmira finds herself a target.
When the conflict boils over and turns deadly, Deputy Tom Carmody teams up with a resourceful magician whose show is playing in town. Together, they venture into the brilliantly moonlit night in a daring, desperate, and ultimately astonishing rescue attempt.
Blood Beneath the Hunter’s Moon combines intriguing mystery, non-stop western action, and unexpected nuggets of laugh-out-loud humor in the fifth installment of what veteran action/adventure narrator Philip Benoit calls “the best buddy series since Robert B. Parker’s Cole and Hitch.”
As noted western author Jeff Breland observes: “Carl Dane is fast becoming one of America’s top western writers. His quick wit and meticulous attention to detail place the reader in the midst of the action. When opening one of Carl Dane’s book, if I listen, somewhere far away I can almost hear a voice whisper, ‘Saddle up, partner, we’re about to ride.’”