Sunday, August 17, 2014
Hombre - Robert J. Thomas
Hombre is the 23rd novel in the Jess Williams series, but you don't have to worry about reading out of sequence. This book is $2.99 for the kindle, but it was free when I downloaded it. This is a brutal uncompromising western. Jess Williams is a bounty hunter. Some would say the best there ever was. Now Jess has a partner, Alex Brand. The two bounty hunters are on the track of a vicious gang of outlaws, headed by the man known as Hombre. Hombre and his gang broke into United States Senator John Thibadough's mansion outside of Chicago, killed his entire household, and raped and murdered his beautiful wife. Now the gang is hiding out in Texas, and doing their best to avoid the law. Jess and Alex are determined to change their luck, and collect the $100,000 bounty on Hombre's head. This is a good western tale. The descriptions of crimes and even captures are vivid and brutal. In my opinion, unnecessarily brutal. Given that, I still recommend this book.