Pinkerton Agent Sadie Michelson poses as a casino singer to investigate a Texas Senator. Before she can cozy up to her quarry, she must get past his bodyguard, William Cassidy, her long-lost lover.
An outlaw seeking redemption, Cass was lured to Texas by the promise of a Ranger badge. But he hasn't forgotten the sassy siren, who toyed with his heart. When Sadie proposes a truce, Cass suspects she's hiding something.
With assassins dogging their heels, Cass and Sadie uncover a murder conspiracy in the senate. To stay alive, they must do the one thing they're dead set against: trust each other.
LADY LAW & THE GUNSLINGER, in series order
Devil in Texas
Dance to the Devil's Tune
VELVET LIES in series order
Scoundrel for Hire
His Wicked Dream
Seduced by an Angel
WILD TEXAS NIGHTS in series order:
Book 1 of the "Lady Law & The Gunslinger" series represents Western romance at its best and is especially recommended for readers seeking genre productions profiling a feisty, take-charge heroine. Such a woman is Pinkerton Agent Sadie Michelson, working undercover as a casino singer in order to investigate a political figure that just happens to be protected by Sadie's ex-lover.
Conundrum number one lies in getting past this ex-beau bodyguard to the purpose of her mission. Problem number two lies in the ashes of the still-smoldering relationship between them, which have never entirely burnt out, and in the special interests that will join them together now, first in a pursuit of the truth surrounding a conspiracy, and then in re-igniting of trust and ultimately love.
That the progress of these events are anything but predictable serves to make Devil in Texas a spicy, revealing read that ups the ante in the Western romance genre and immerses readers in a special blend of political intrigue and mystery and personal revelation.
The Wild West can't get any wilder with the passions and pursuits of Cass and Sadie in Devil in Texas. Even as life is about to get good for both protagonists, it's also about to get bad before it winds into its positive results.
Readers should be forewarned that this is no 'light, fluffy' read. Plenty of Western history builds background and injects realistic, compelling facts into the events: "Despite this new opportunity to crack her case, Sadie had mixed feelings about the Farmers Alliance meeting at the Grand Park Hotel next week. Fence-cutting cattlemen were only half of the range-war story. Vigilante grangers were on the rise in Texas, and certain whispers in certain saloons placed the vengeance-minded ring-leaders in Lampasas."
Gangs and gunfights, futile efforts to keep Sadie out of the crossfire of Cass's life and choices, and gritty determination for each character's objectives in life ("In the final analysis, Cass didn't give a rat's ass about Pinkerton or his secret army of nameless, faceless minions. If Cass had to use his Ranger badge to keep Baron alive and Sadie safe, then by God, he would.") create a drama filled with plenty of satisfying twists and turns of plot.
The processes of Pinkerton's services and the devices they employ, from new bulletproof vests to investigations, permeate a story line of evolving passion - and yet it's also satisfying to note that Sadie doesn't become a helpless female in the face of love, but preserves her feisty, determined independence.
The result is a well detailed, carefully honed Western romance mystery that will thrill, titillate and delight readers of these genres with its winding story of love and life's evolution.
-- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"Six-guns, brothels, and a wily raccoon set deWolfe's latest Wild West mystery apart. The relationships keep the pages turning."
--Emily Thompson, Reviewer, Library Journal
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|Date published: || 2016|
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