Well, this was an odd mix of…things. We have ghosts and murders, and the story goes from historical to modern day.
US Marshal Ambrose Shaw is hunting down a serial killer but is killed in the process. Ezra Johns, a Pinkerton inspector comes to town to testify against the serial killer and ends up dead too. The two then spend the rest of their days as ghosts, hunting said serial killer.
I liked the beginning of the story, but then when it felt like it should end it just kept going. And not that it kept going towards something, it kept going to show that time kept going…sort of. For a moment I considered giving up, but then things picked up and it got interesting. And then it ended.
So, I’m torn. I’ve read several Abigail Roux books, liked most of them, but when I turned a page and saw the Riptide logo indicating the story had ended I had a WTF-moment LOL.
If you like ghost stories give it a go, but if you’re looking for a sizzling paranormal romance this might not be your best bet.
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.
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