Title: The Bone Orchard
After leaving a trail of terror and death in his wake, the notorious “Missouri” Boone Jennings finally meets his match in San Francisco when US marshal Ambrose Shaw catches up to him. The story of his capture, and the marshal’s bravery, has already become legend back east by the time Pinkerton inspector Ezra Johns gets off the train from New York City to testify in the murderer’s trial.
When Ambrose is unable to give witness to the evils he’s seen, Ezra becomes their lone hope for putting Jennings in a noose. But if Ezra thinks that’s his biggest problem, he’s got plenty to learn about life—and the afterlife—in the spirited West.
Fortunately, Ambrose is there to assist, and more than happy to oblige Ezra—in the courtroom or the bedroom. He spent his life bringing justice to the Wild West, and if he has a say in it, that’s how he’ll be spending his death too.
Author: Abigail Roux
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Touch & Geaux, Shock and Awe, Cut & Run, Sticks and Stones
Published by Riptide Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: August 11, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
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Abigail Roux takes her readers to San Francisco in the 1800’s with this wild wild west tale of bringing a criminal to justice ghost story. Ambrose Shaw is the US Marshall determined to see an end to Jennings Boone once and for all. He doesn’t care if he breaks every law there is to bring this man down. Ambrose has seen first-hand the horror and destruction this monster can bring.
Ezra arrives in San Francisco just two weeks after Ambrose. Ezra has brought the case information that will see Jennings’s on the gallows with a hangman’s noose. Jennings’s brand of evil is far reaching and Ezra and Ambrose soon turn into his favorite men to torment. The hauntings will become something of legend as these men continue doing their life’s work long into the afterlife.
Towards the end of Bone Orchard I had a pleasant surprise. Some of the Sidewinders had a small cameo appearance. While unexpected it also felt strange. None of them have ever given me the ‘paranormal investigator’ vibe before. I’m still on the fence about it. The ending that Ezra, Ambrose, and their (after)lifelong battle with Jennings was given felt incomplete. Perhaps in the grand scheme things and what would happen to Ezra and Ambrose in that eventuality of that… I guess that is just how it works.