I have been struggling to read recently for various reasons. What I needed was a simple and easy to read book. This hardboiled western was exactly what I needed. Although easy to read it is a deceptively good book. There is no wastage. Everything in this book is there for a reason. I could almost see the action unfolding in front of me on a 1970s TV screen.
J.D. Miller was an upstanding atornee before the slaughter of his family at the hands of a vicious gang. He left his life behind and became the vigilante known as The Lawyer to track down and kill each and every one of the men responsible for the death of his family. This installment sees an unlikely team-up with a jilted deputy so that both can achieve the retribution they desire. Although clearly wrong it was hard not to empathize with the need to avenge the death of loved ones and that creates an extra level of tension for the reader.
This story is short but in no way sweet. It is however a great distraction and thoroughly enjoyable read.