The Sheriffs Sister – Bad Blood by Chris G. Derrick
The Sheriffs Sister – Bad Blood is the second book of the Jake Base Western Romance Series by Chris G. Derrick
“When he was but a few paces away Jack Kildeer realised he was approaching and quickly grabbed for his pistol.
Jake reached him first, and took hold of his arm so he couldn’t pull the pistol out from his holster any further. Using his other hand he grabbed the man’s hair and swiftly brought his face down hard against the solid, heavy, wooden bar.
Jake let him go, and Jack Kildeer stood up – blood streaming from his nose and running thickly down the front of his shirt.”
Jake Base – a Texas town sheriff, but one with a difference.
Still maintaining his close ties with the Cheyenne family who adopted him as a child, he’s now married to the beautiful Maria Sanchez.
Life is financially secure and extremely enjoyable, living comfortably on the King Spread ranch.
In life, nothing ever remains the same for long.
The previous sheriff, Nick Salmonist, proved himself to be a psychotic cattle thief a short time before Jake sent him on his final journey.
Now though the man’s sister, Anna Constance, is journeying down from Ohio with her men folk. What’s her purpose?
Simply to extract her own form of vengeance on anyone, anything, with a hand in her brother’s demise.
Two members of the earlier sheriff’s cattle rustling gang break out of San Antonio prison.
Do they plan to flee Texas and disappear altogether, or ride back towards Laredo in order to even up some old scores?
As if this trouble is not enough to be getting on with.
A working band of scalp hunters are also intent on carrying on their awful business around the town.
Who will get their retribution in first?
A Word from the Author
Written as a direct sequel to ‘The Tainted Dollar’ and was published in June 2015.
Here we see how Jake Base, the ex US marshal with the rather unique background, has moved on with his life.
We find him well established and married to the woman of his dreams, Maria. Life appears to have a habit of supplying problems when they’re least expected – as Jake soon finds out.
Several of the characters who made their first appearances in ‘The Tainted Dollar’ are back again here. We have one main new addition – a lady by the name of Anna Constance who doesn’t act too ladylike in the way she conducts herself! Indeed she soon becomes a major thorn in our hero’s side as the story progresses.
While I was writing and editing this second book I kept returning back to the ‘original’ unfinished story and would work on that for a few weeks at a time. Leaving ‘The Sheriff’s Sister……’ for a while gave me the benefit of viewing it again with fresh eyes when I returned. Always a good plan!
One big move I made around this time was to actually add Jake Base into what was to become the third book. While I already had a group of men going out into the New Mexico wilderness to prospect for their fortunes Jake was not originally one of their number. Bringing him into the story, now at a different place in his own life with varied fortunes, and making it seem as if he’d been there from day 1 was a challenge.
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Book 1: The Tainted Dollar