“It all comes to a head in a showdown on top
of Black Mesa out in the Big Empty.”

1886. Tommy Stallings, deputy sheriff of Colfax County, is tracking a bad man. Jake Flynt robs banks. He hates sodbusters and has a nasty habit of taking his bullwhip to them, after which he burns them for fun. The man is a psychopathic monster and the gang he has assembled is a “who’s who” of bad hombrés in the Territory… horse thieves, murderers and bank robbers. Stallings must track them down on the rolling plains of northern New Mexico known as the Big Empty.

The land goes on forever, the wind blows like a banshee and you never know who waits over the next rise. Tough duty for a young man who a few years earlier was a drifting cowboy trailing steers up to Colorado. His job is complicated by the fact that a young Irishman, Garrett O’Donnell, was witnessed participating in a bank robbery in Cimarrón. Although O’Donnell has a controversial and mysterious past, Tommy knows he’s no outlaw. Why on earth would a dirt-poor rancher with a wife and two young children throw in with these desperadoes?

The young deputy is concerned with justice. If he has to bend the law here and there, he doesn’t mind. The plot twists and turns through a backdrop of romance, political intrigue, friendships and family relationships. Bodies pile up at an alarming rate as Jake Flynt goes on a murderous rampage. It all comes to a head in a showdown on top of Black Mesa out in the Big Empty.

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Book Details

  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Five Star Publishing; 01 edition (December 21, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432832549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432832544
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.2 x 8.6 inches

  • Good for a Laugh… and a ShiverNicole Maddolo Dixon on True West Magazine

    Amidst trials of friendship, marriage, romance and redemption, Jones grants us a complex tale stitched together nicely by the characters weaving it. Though things may get ugly, readers are treated to levity through humorous dialogue, and peace of mind through the perseverance of the good in man. Readers of the Western genre will appreciate this entertaining tale.

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  • A well-crafted narrative, a good readHarlan Hague on Amazon

    This is a suspenseful tale of the search in The Big Empty of northern New Mexico for one of the baddest bad men in western fiction. You’ll be on the edge of your chair, sitting around the woodstove in the feed store, listening to a very likable Deputy Tommy Stallings tell his story in a down-home, folksy delivery. A well-crafted narrative without excessive violence and with a welcome large measure of human feeling and interaction. A smooth thread and carefully developed characters, a thoroughly enjoyable read.

  • Highly recommendJean on Amazon

    This was my first Jim Jones book and I thoughtfully enjoyed it. Easy to read and an excellent storyline. I will definitely look at his other works.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Five Star Publishing; 01 edition (December 21, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432832549
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432832544
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.2 x 8.6 inches

  • Good for a Laugh… and a ShiverNicole Maddolo Dixon on True West Magazine

    Amidst trials of friendship, marriage, romance and redemption, Jones grants us a complex tale stitched together nicely by the characters weaving it. Though things may get ugly, readers are treated to levity through humorous dialogue, and peace of mind through the perseverance of the good in man. Readers of the Western genre will appreciate this entertaining tale.

    READ MORE

  • A well-crafted narrative, a good readHarlan Hague on Amazon

    This is a suspenseful tale of the search in The Big Empty of northern New Mexico for one of the baddest bad men in western fiction. You’ll be on the edge of your chair, sitting around the woodstove in the feed store, listening to a very likable Deputy Tommy Stallings tell his story in a down-home, folksy delivery. A well-crafted narrative without excessive violence and with a welcome large measure of human feeling and interaction. A smooth thread and carefully developed characters, a thoroughly enjoyable read.

  • Highly recommendJean on Amazon

    This was my first Jim Jones book and I thoughtfully enjoyed it. Easy to read and an excellent storyline. I will definitely look at his other works.

 

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