Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Law Comes to Stud Horse - David Hardy

I had the pleasure of publishing a number of David Hardy's novels and stories. THE LAW COMES TO STUD HORSE is his first release from Tall Grass Press, and it's another example of why he's one of today's best authors of historical adventure fiction. Alex McBride is a constable in the British Columbia Police, and along with a judge he's sent to the mining town of Stud Horse to establish law and order. Two factions of gold-hungry prospectors, mostly American on one side and Irish on the other, are at each other's throats, and McBride has a murder warrant to serve on the leader of the Americans. Needless to say, this turns out to be a tough, dangerous task.

Hardy's crisp prose moves the story along at a very nice pace, and he knows the history of the era. THE LAW COMES TO STUD HORSE is also blessed with a two-fisted cover from Bill Cavalier. This is the first in a new series of action yarns from Hardy, and I'm looking forward to reading the others.

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