Monday, April 23, 2012
Reckoning at Rainrock -- Wayne Dundee
First of all, the woman's working as a prostitute, and her employers aren't going to let her go easily. Then there's the weather, which is practically a character in itself, and a good one. I got cold just reading some of these pages. The local law isn't convinced that there's evidence to prove the woman's innocence. And of course there are people who have a lot to lose if the earlier verdict is overturned. They're going to do what they can to stop the retrial from taking place.
Dundee takes us through these difficulties in swift, unadorned prose that fits the subject matter perfectly. This is a topnotch western by a writer who knows the territory.