Written by Michael Newton under the pseudonym Lyle Brandt
Book 4 of the Lawman series
Massacre Trail by Lyle Brandt
Berkley; 256 pages
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The so-called homestead killers have been cutting a bloody swath across Oklahoma Territory, leaving behind a trail of corpses, slaughtering whole families on isolated farms and stealing their livestock. Deputy U.S. Marshal Jack Slade has been given the job of bring back the butchers—alive.
Slade follows the trail of bloodshed to the town of Paradise, where the citizens are up in arms, suspecting the Cherokees on a local reservation of committing the savagery. But blaming the braves doesn’t add up for Slade. These gruesome crimes go beyond payback for past wrongs done to the Indians. There’s something far more evil at work—killers with a taste for blood—and Jack Slade aims to stop their spree before Paradise becomes a hell on earth.