Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5
After leaving a trail of terror and death in his wake, the notorious “Missouri” Boone Jennings finally meets his match in San Francisco when US marshal Ambrose Shaw catches up to him. The story of his capture, and the marshal’s bravery, has already become legend back east by the time Pinkerton inspector Ezra Johns gets off the train from New York City to testify in the murderer’s trial.
When Ambrose is unable to give witness to the evils he’s seen, Ezra becomes their lone hope for putting Jennings in a noose. But if Ezra thinks that’s his biggest problem, he’s got plenty to learn about life—and the afterlife—in the spirited West.
Fortunately, Ambrose is there to assist, and more than happy to oblige Ezra—in the courtroom or the bedroom. He spent his life bringing justice to the Wild West, and if he has a say in it, that’s how he’ll be spending his death too.
Ezra is confused about the lawman that says they’ll share a room, even more so when he realizes that Ambrose is a ghost. Falling for someone he can’t spend his life with was never the plan but circumstances surprise them both.
We see this story from both characters’ points of view which gives us a chance to learn about and understand them both. I’m not quite sure what I think about the afterlife as being never-ending here on earth but these two get to spend it together and continue protecting innocents. They make the best of their circumstances and I felt that their romance wasn’t the main focus in this story which gave it a different feel from most books I read.
Nick Russo did a wonderful job narrating this story. He did a great job of showing the characters’ emotions in his reading of the story. It helped with connecting to the characters even more than the story already did.
Cover art by Simoné is gives a great visual of the setting for this story.
Audiobook, 3hrs 20min
Published October 20, 2017 by Riptide Publishing
Edition Language: English