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The Jackals of Sundown

(The second book in the Bear Haskell series)
A Novella by


In fact, it's written by a veteran Longarm writer...

Meet Bear Haskell, former union war hero, former Pinkerton agent, current deputy United States marshal, and lover of some repute.

Bear's a big man--over six and a half feet tall and as broad as a barn door. He wears a necklace of bear claws taken from the grizzly that almost had him for supper. That's the kind of man bear is. He's holds a grudge and he gives no quarter--to grizzly bears or men.

In this second adventure, Henry Dade assigns his top deputy, Haskell, to head down to Texas and throw the cuffs on an infamous, and notoriously mysterious as well as slippery regulator named Jack Hyde whose cunning and devious methods of killing those he's been paid to kill, as well as his uncanny ability to avoid capture, have gotten him dubbed "the Jackal."

The Texas Rangers think that a killer killing men for a large rancher near the little town of Sundown must be Hyde. Several dead men have Hyde's stamp - namely, that they've been shot in the back from long-range by a high-powered rifle. It's widely known that the Jackal kills from long range with a large-caliber Sharps hybrid.

Complicating matters is that nobody seems to know what the Jackal looks like. No one has gotten that close and lived to tell about him. He rides like a...well, like a jackal haunting the range!

On his train journey down to Texas, Haskell meets an attractive and saucy young Pinkerton detective, Arliss Posey. A one-night-stand turns into a shared assignment. As the bodies pile up on the west Texas desert, and more jackals rear their ugly heads in Sundown, Haskell finds himself rethinking not only who the Jack Hyde might be riding for, and why he's killing, but also just who he really is...

In the mean time, Bear must also negotiate the bountiful wiles and charming mystery of his Pinkerton partner while riding like hell to keep the Jackal from turning him toe-down!

Genre: Western    

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October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: THE JACKALS OF SUNDOWN (Bear Haskell, U.S. Marshal Book 2)
Author(s): Peter Brandvold
Publisher: Mean Pete Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA