The Peacemaker’s Vengeance
The Peacemaker’s Vengeance is a fictional account of events that occurred in Columbus, Montana in 1912. In Eagles Nest, Montana, Sheriff Frank Drinkwalter is a well-respected, no-nonsense kind of man. He has been on both sides of the law, but he’s now the “heart that keeps the community going.” Into this relatively peaceful town comes a great danger: Jack Galt, the new blacksmith, who is suspected of having killed several women in other towns. However, no evidence can be traced to him. Frank cannot kill the man without cause, and so must find another way to drive Jack out. When Catherine Lang, Frank’s long-time sweetheart, arrives in Eagles Nest to wed him, Frank knows he has to take action to keep her safe.
Award-winning author Svee brings Eagles Nest to colourful life; from the very first paragraph, he draws the reader into turn-of-the-century Montana, with its bitter cold winds and its towering mountains. The characters, whether minor or major, are well realized, and there were plot twists, particularly at the end, that truly came as a surprise to me. Svee takes characters that could have been clichéd and gives them depth; I will be seeking out more of his work.