Shots ringing out from the brush signal the beginning of Haunted Falls, the second book in the Ken Farmer and Buck Stienke series of western novels.
The stories follow US Marshall Bass Reeves and his cohorts as they fight to keep peace in the Indian Territory of the late 19th century.
Several Deputy Marshals join Bass Reeves and Jed Neal as they hunt the infamous Dalton gang. They're also trying to find out what happened to one of their undercover deputies, Jack McGann.
They didn't know Jack was shot in that first fracas and presumed dead, but by a strange twist of fate, he survived. Jack's journey takes him to a haunted falls where he meets a little girl and a sacred wolf of the Chickasaw Nation. This meeting creates a mystery that will baffle the reader all the way to the end.
What follows is the archetype of the old west. You will be spellbound by the action, adventure and romance.
The writing duo demonstrates some of the action:
«When the gunsmoke had cleared, it was discovered that in addition to the outlaw, Jim Wallace, Longview residents George Buckingham and Charles Learned were also killed in the battle. It was never determined whose bullets killed the two men. Wounded in the fight besides City Marshal Matt Muckleroy with a heavy contusion and broken ribs were citizens Walter McQueen and T.J. Summers. Over two hundred rounds were known to have been fired in the gunfight.»
Often a sequel is not as well received as the first book in a series. In this case, Haunted Falls is as good if not better. You will have to read it to make up your own mind. I have made up mine.
Buck Stienke and Ken Farmer are the authors of the best selling and award winning Black Eagle Force series of books. They both have military backgrounds and have worked as actors, directors, producers and screenwriters. Now they've turned to writing novels. They describe themselves as "Faction" writers, shown best in their Bass Reeves novels.