XcddIn this sequel to The Calling, Sheriff Luke Atwell and his deputies face individual and collective challenges from outlaws, gunfighters, renegade Indians, card sharps, and a thieving medicine show in a Kansas town in the 1870’s. The personal lives of the lawmen also change and nature takes its destructive toll on the town and its residents. When a black neighbor’s family is attacked and the oldest son killed, the sheriff gets the help of federal law enforcement and they chase a band of marauding ex-Confederates out to undo the changes resulting from the Civil War.

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“Triple A loved this book”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Shannan Neff

Loving the book provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I’m not normally a fan of Westerns and had not read the first book of the series. But those prejudices were misplaced. Mr Hanley spun such a believable story of the members of Planting, Kansas that one gets drawn in right away. In case you missed book one, the start of book two does have some expositional flashback memories to at least help you not feel lost. Sammy coming into and then almost being removed from Peggy and Luke’s lives had me misty eyed but Thomas being killed by what was basically the post civil war version of the early KKK had me bawling. Tessa was a breath of fresh feisty air, Jesse is still a bit of a mystery (I can tell there’s more than the surface shows) and Peter alternately made me smile and get sad-his love for his lost woman so deep. I loved the characters and how you could actually picture them in your mind’s eye. I highly suggest you read this book (and books one and three as well)

About the Author

James P. (Jim) Hanley is a short story writer and novelist. He has written over 80 short stories which have appeared in literary, mystery, Western and romance magazines.  His first novel The Calling was published by 5 Prince Publishing in November 2014, and the sequel An Ill Wind in October, 2015. Both are available on bookseller websites such as Barnes and Noble Amazon and others.

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