Ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries who defend the innocent, but when a rustler’s bullet leaves one of them at death’s door, they seek out help from Dr. Josephine Burkett. When Josephine’s brother is abducted and she is caught in the crossfire, Matthew may have to sacrifice everything–even his team–to save her.
This is a hard review to write because I LOVE Karen Witemeyer’s books, but this one didn’t quite live up to her previous books. As always, she has some quirky characters that aren’t quite perfect (which makes them easy to love), but the book drags quite a bit in places and there’s a lot of thinking/replaying things that slowed the story down. Because of that, the dialogue wasn’t quite as snappy and engaging.
This story also had a stronger Christian tone than some of her other books — that’s not a bad thing and it didn’t feel forced or off, I just thought I’d mention it.
I’m really hoping this is a one-timer and the next book will go back to her characteristic wit and charm. You can pre-order your copy here!