“Another excellent installment of Cotton’s Ranger series“
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
This time our cast of characters include a set of twins (one good, one not), a Ranger, one dirty sheriff (who dies shortly before the book begins), a whore (desperately in love with one of the twins), a bounty hunter from Chicago, and an inept posse (for crying out loud, they lose their horses twice to groups they outnumber) all being spurred on by the quest for stolen government gold.
The Carly twins are on the run. One has killed a crooked sheriff and the other doesn’t want to watch his brother hang. When Ranger Sam Burrack finds his quarry one of them is dead. But which one? I waffled back and forth through the whole book as to which twin had survived. All the players in the book had the same problem. Is the survivor Blake? If so, he knows where the stolen gold is hidden. Is the survivor Able? Would the outlaw Blake have shared the secret of the gold with his brother?