by John Glasby
Pub Date 21 Apr 2017
A storm is brewing in Cochise County…
Since he was nine years old, Chris Ranson has lived south of the Rio Grande, in Mexico.
Before, his family lived up in Cochise County, on the ranch of Chris’ grandfather, Jim Ranson.
A hard, stolid man, Jim Ranson had little in the way of friends, but was well respected by both ranchers and townsfolk. But it seemed he and Chris’ late father didn’t see eye-to-eye.
Now, years later and with a reputation of a gambler just like his father, Chris is mysteriously summoned to Memphis.
To his surprise, his grandfather died and left the ranch to Chris – hoping that it would ‘blot the bad blood of his father out of him’.
While wandering is second nature to Chris, the idea of settling down, with a roof over his head, is tempting…
But the ranch doesn’t come without a price.
It seems that since his grandfather’s death, trouble has been brewing in Cochise County.
A greedy and wealthy ranch-owner by the name of Matt Wilder has been gunning for the Ranson land – even when he was alive.
But the stubborn and tough Jim Ranson held him at bay. With Jim gone, the tentative truce between the ranches went with him.
Moreover, Matt Wilder is also in cahoots with Miguel Diego – another ranch-owner – and together, they have enough numbers to silence anybody.
As well as that, Wilder has Sheriff Maxwell on his side.
If Chris wants to take the ranch, he’ll have to show that he’s Jim Ranson’s grandson through and through.
His grandfather had allies – like Doc Fordham – but Chris will have to prove himself to the rest of the townsfolk.
Can he take down Wilder and bring peace to Cochise County once and for all?
Thunderfire is a gripping, gun-toting Western. A must read for fans of Zane Grey.