Where no Ravens Fly
Where no Ravens Fly
Harry Jay Thorn
After a long hiatus following the death of his wife, Annie Blue, sometime Pinkerton Agent, Deputy US Marshal and freelance detective Lucas Santana is once again called to serve. The smooth-talking, well-read Wyoming private eye is ordered south to Riverton County Texas, to investigate the rumoured growing unrest there. Washington is worried that the ambitions of one man could destroy the peace on that lonely stretch of borderline.
The ambitious Frank Vagg controls the local law on both the Mexican side and the Texas side of the Rio Grande, straddled as it is by his headquarters, the township of San Pedro. Santana’s attractive contact, Henri Larsson, wary at first of the senior operative with the reputation for action, proves to be more of a match than he would like. Santana attracts trouble like horse manure attracts dung beetles and it isn’t too long before he is compelled to use his big Colt. When the lead begins to fly he is joined by fellow Pinkerton agents Joshua Beaufort and Jacob Benbow and the body count grows in the grim, grey borderline county where no ravens fly.
Praise for Where no Ravens Fly
“Another top read by a well established western writer. As to be expected, (his tenth title under this pseudonym), the story is well written, an out of the usual run story line with plenty of action, and great characters. Highly recommended for those who appreciate a good western written by someone who knows the genre inside out.”
“Another masterful tale from the pen of Harry Jay Thorn. The Peaceful River Kid embarks on a mission to uncover the truth behind a seemingly corrupt and lawless town. Things are rarely simple and this border town holds more than a few secrets. Working undercover is always hazardous, but this time our hero can’t quite escape his past; too many ghosts follow in his wake. Will this mission be his last? To find the answer, read this engaging story and immerse yourself in the complex world of the man who slips between both sides of the law…..”
Chris Adam Smith, aka Harry Jay Thorn, is a lifelong western enthusiast. Ex movie magazine publisher, merchant sailor, military policeman and past member of the Western Writers of America, he has penned 15 novels and many short stories under both names. Now semi-retired, he lives in Sussex and spends most of his time writing westerns and a semi humorous column for the local newspaper under the name of Whispering Smith.
- Publication date: May 1, 2018
- Formats: Hardback PPC , Ebook
- Price: £14.50
- Number of pages: 160
- ISBN: 97807198227150