I'm a big Zack Tolliver fan, so when I found out R. Lawson Gamble had written a novella about Zack's early days in Tuba City I had to read it. I wasn't disappointed. I loved reading how Zack and Eagle Feather first met. There's even a mention of Libby and Blue and it was fun knowing how that eventually turns out. And it wasn't just first meetings either, they are all interwoven through a satisfying mystery too.
Loved the desert descriptions and the supernatural element in R Lawson Gamble's latest novel, The Dark Road. Best of all, the who and how was a mystery until the end. -- Wanda Snow Porter
Native Roots - Having read several of the books in the series that features Zebulon (Zeb) Hanks, to read the early biography of Zeb filled many of the blank spaces about what makes Sheriff Zeb Hanks function. Considering that Zeb came from a very dysfunctional family and difficult early childhood, it was encouraging that he could rise to such a level of responsibility and career success. Mark Reps skillfully paints the picture of the development of Zeb Hanks, which includes his acceptance of support by adult mentors and his personal strength of character that guides him to seek the high road of life. This book and others in the series are captivating, fast moving, and replete with colorful descriptions of the arid southwest. It convincingly blends the dual cultures of the Native Americans and the Angelo settlers. -- Stephen P. Collins