by R.S. Guthrie
My rating: 4 stars
Series: James Pruett Mystery - Book 1
Publisher: Wind River Press, Inc. (July 6, 2012)
Publication Date: July 6, 2012
Print Length: 231 pages
Available from: Amazon
Crime's an ugly constant in the big cities. L.A. Chicago. New York. But when a savage murder brutalizes a small town and neighbor turns on neighbor, a tough-as-nails cop is essential to restoring order. Blood Land is a gritty, emotional saga set in the contemporary Wyoming badlands with both greed and vengeance at its core.
When billions of dollars in 21st century natural gas rights hang in the balance, and the town's top law officer's wife is slain by her own brother, a reluctant hero is forced to battle his own demons and ultimately choose between justice, revenge, and duty.
Blood Land by R.S. Guthrie (James Pruett Mystery, #1)
One murder will rock a small town to its very foundations when deeply rooted lies and unlimited greed prove that crimes of the most vicious nature don’t only happen in the big cities. One tough-as-nails sheriff will face more than the demons in his town as his past rears its ugly head and his estranged daughter comes back into his life.
Imagine having to hunt down the killer of your own wife. Imagine it being her own blood who murdered her. Sheriff James Pruett will have to decide between justice, vengeance and his duty to the law as he uncovers the skeletons in the closets of the town he once thought of as peaceful and quiet.
BLOOD LAND by R. S. Guthrie reads like a modern day Wild West tale, raw, unruly and untamed. Characters that jump off the pages with a sense of personality, small town minds and small town ways take front seat in a gritty tale of life and death.
A great read for intrigue fans who enjoy helping to uncover the dirty little secrets that lay beneath the surface.