Vital documentation that would help bring a number of crooked Washington politicians and influential businessmen to book was stolen during a violent train robbery. Jason Brand was ordered to get it back – and to bring in the gang responsible. But from the minute he hit the trail, he became a target.
In the killing days that follow, Brand meets violence with violence and leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. But someone’s determined to stop him at any price … and as the spent shell-cases continue piling up, he slowly begins to unravel the complicated deceptions that stand in his way – even to exposing one man he mistakenly believes is on his side!
In the bullet-riddled climax, Brand was going to do his job and no one was going to stop him. But it was going to be a close-run thing. And this time Brand might not walk away from it.
Neil Hunter is a pseudonym of the prolific Lancashire-born writer Michael R. Linaker. As Neil Hunter, Mike wrote two classic western series, BODIE THE STALKER and JASON BRAND. Under the name Richard Wyler he produced four stand-alone westerns, INCIDENT AT BUTLER’S STATION, THE SAVAGE JOURNEY, BRIGHAM’S WAY and TRAVIS. Another western, HIGH KILL, was later published in the SUNDANCE series as BOUNTY KILLER. His western output can also be found under the names ‘Dan Stewart’, ‘John C. Danner’ and ‘Frederick H. Christian’, the latter name employed when he ghost-wrote an additional five titles in Frederick Nolan’s popular FRANK ANGEL series. Mike has written three ‘nasty’ horror novels under his own name, but since the late 1980s has become best-known as one of the most popular contributors to Gold Eagle’s MACK BOLAN series, chronicling the adventures of PHOENIX FORCE, THE EXECUTIONER and STONY MAN, as well as his own action-adventure series, CADE.