The Rugged Trail of Vengeance by Derek Levine
Hal Alcott has all he ever asked for in his life; a ranch in the small town of Lumberton, a caring wife, and his beloved young son. Suddenly his world turns upside down when one day he returns home to find his son unconscious and his wife disappeared. Soon, it is revealed to Hal by an alarming letter that his wife has been kidnapped by no other than his own flesh and blood, his outlaw cousin. Not wasting a second, Hal vows to find Emma and bring her back home no matter the cost. A living hell that surpasses even his worst nightmares... Luckily for Hal, he will not be alone in his mission, as Jane, Emma’s friend, convinces him to let her join this risky pursuit. In addition to her being a good teacher, Jane is good with a gun, leaving Hal impressed with her wit and talent. When their investigation leads them down a dark, treacherous path, they have to act quickly if they are to make it back to Lumberton alive. A dangerous trail of violence, blood, and death... Mystery and murder will ride with Hal and Jane in a twisting and turning road of revenge, secrets and betrayal. When it comes down to survival, there will only be one choice left; shoot or die. Will Hal and Jane complete the most dangerous mission of their lives? Will they manage to serve justice before they are gunned down in cold blood? A pulse-pounding drama, which will make you turn the pages with bated breath until the very last word. A must-read for fans of Western action and romance. "The Rugged Trail of Vengeance" is a historical adventure novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cliffhangers, only pure unadulterated action.