Title: The Troubleshooters (A Guns of the Vigilantes Western #2)
Author: William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
In the newest novel in the Guns of the Vigilantes series, Dan Caine is up against some of the most ruthless and strange villains since his career in law began! The novel follows Dan from the moment he meets the infamous Frank James until the end when he once again faces not a damsel in distress, but a ruthless killer!
The residents of Broken Back work hard, trying to save every cent they earn. When the bank is robbed and a couple of people are killed, Dan Caine forms a posse with the aim of bringing back the money and outlaws to face justice. Frank James was hired to bring one of the ladies who works at The Brass Buckle back to Missouri, when his plan to do so abruptly changed.
After the first posse ends in defeat, Dan returns to town to form a second posse. This posse has an interesting mix of an old mountain man, an Italian man on a mission, and a few townies. But will they all stick with the deputy sheriff through the hell they are about to encounter?
When they set out, Dan has no plans to bring these men back. Justice on the frontier this time will be swift and without mercy. Easier said than done as Dan soon learns of a group of women banded together called the Order of the She Wolves. When the idea of a lycanthrope is first introduced in the tale, it added the aura of mystery and intrigue.
For the most part, I enjoyed reading the book. Bringing in a true historical figure such as Frank James was brilliant as it drew me into the tale. So far, there hasn’t been a focus on the main character Dan Caine’s love life though a teaser seems to be there at the end of the story. There is another installment in the series due out in 2022 titled, Raising Caine, which I look forward to reading.
Readers should note that the novel does include the mention of sapphism without detail.
Note: The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.