Title: Adiós Ángel
Author: Mark Reps
Stars: 4 out of 5
A modern day murder mystery set in Arizona near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. In true western style the Sheriff, his deputy, and friend must solve the crime(s) and save the day. The characters are well written and the scenery description is excellent. It took me back to my time in Arizona and my time fishing in the river running through the reservation.
I have rated this book four stars and heartily recommend it if you enjoy stories with a western setting.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Sheriff Zeb Hanks has his hands full when sociopath Jimmie Joe Walker, recently released from an Arizona state prison, masterminds a devious plan to make himself filthy rich. His plan involves Ángel Gómez, a down-on-his-luck half Mescalero Apache/half Mexican. Ángel’s alcoholism and far-fetched dreams make him an unwitting dupe in Jimmie Joe's plans which end up endangering Ángel’s own life as well as the lives of those he loves.
Set in and around the mining towns of Safford and Morenci, Arizona and near the San Carlos Apache Reservation, this Sheriff Zeb Hanks tale takes the reader on quite a ride. While dealing with the consequences of choices he has made, Zeb is confronted with inconceivable loss in his personal and professional life. Deputy Kate Steele’s relationship with Eskadi Black Robes, Tribal Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, becomes conflicted as she works with Josh Diamond, local gun shop owner, to provide support for the sheriff. Ultimately circumstances cause Sheriff Hanks to question everyone and everything in his world, shifting his very foundation.
ADIÓS ÁNGEL reveals the complexities and contradictions that are part of life’s gritty nature. It is a story of evil, alcoholism, love and betrayal.
Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Published November 21st 2013
I am an author with 8 published books. Most of them are in the ZEB HANKS: Small Town Sheriff Big Time Trouble series. They include NATIVE BLOOD, HOLES IN THE SKY, ADIOS ANGEL, NATIVE JUSTICE, NATIVE BONES AND NATIVE WARRIOR. I have 10 books planned in the ZEB HANKS series. Also outside the series currently published are HEARTLAND HEROES and BUTTERFLY. I have 4 other completed books that I will publish in the future.
I have been a chiropractor/acupuncturist since 1980 and also write a natural health column for several newspapers that I would like to syndicate.
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