As Coffin for Cash begins the almost 30-year-old U.S. Marshal Cash Laramie is in Cheyenne, Wyoming to see his boss, Chief U.S. Marshal Devon Penn. Also in his office is an attractive redhead by the name of Berenice Rohmer who is a family friend of Penn’s. Her brother has gone missing in the Dakota Territory out by Rock Springs and Green River.
Baron Hans Von Kempelen has opened a new casino in the area. Berenice’s brother, Horace, planned to do some business with the Baron. Apparently, Horace got there because additional funds were recently withdrawn by Horace at the local bank. Yet, it has been two weeks and Berenice has not heard anything from her brother. While Penn wants to send Cash solo to investigate, Bernice adamantly insists on going with him, and soon they are on the trail to the casino.
While on his investigation, Cash might cross paths with his old friend and occasional partner, Marshal Gideon Miles. Chief Penn has already sent Miles into the area to bring back a suspect murder for trial. Vincent Raven, who once served in the ninth cavalry, claims his is innocent and did not kill the local postmaster, Mr. Edgar Clemm. He is equally adamant that as a black man, like Miles, he won’t get justice. His story of what actually happened makes quite a lot of sense even before Marshal Miles starts asking questions. It isn’t long before Miles is on the hunt for the real killer and sure that Raven is a good man falsely accused. Proving that innocence is going to be difficult.
As the pages fly by and the action intensifies the storylines slowly came together in another great read well worthy of this long running series. Coffin for Cash is the latest in the series and one that is guaranteed to stress the reader quite a bit more than one place. A highly entertaining adventure, this latest read serves as a great introduction for readers new to the series while also providing a quality tale for those of us who have been fans since the early days. It is a mighty good read and highly recommended.
Coffin for Cash (Cash Laramie and Gideon Miles Book 12)
Beat To A Pulp
eBook (print format available)
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Kevin R. Tipple ©2016