One man’s obsession to unravel a mystery leads to an arduous journey, a violent confrontation, a decision that can’t be unmade, and the everlasting weight of unintended consequences.
Southwest Texas. 1883. A Texas Ranger comes upon a horse that has been savagely beaten and killed. Soon he learns of the murder of another horse in a nearby town—another white horse. Setting aside other duties, he commits to finding the killer. When a third white horse is slain ritualistically, the Ranger vows to not only find the killer, but to stop him once and for all.
Why are the animals being killed? Who is doing it? Can the Ranger find and stop the slayer? And if so, at what cost?
“A good western adventure novel told in classic western style by Réal Laplaine”
The Horse Killer, by Joe Kilgore, is a good western adventure novel told in classic western style, but with an unusual twist. Texas Ranger, Raven Comstock, on the hunt for wayward criminals, comes across an abandoned farm where he finds the carcass of a brutally beaten horse. The crime sparks an investigative flame which then leads him to more such killings. As Raven chases down the perpetrator, there are adventures and altercations around every corner and sage brush. One senses what life was like on the open ranges of the American southwest, where rattlers and wild boars could end one’s existence in minutes. This is a bizarre tale, one that challenges the reader to figure out who is behind the killings and why; and rest assured, it is not what you think. No spoilers – you’ll have to read the story.