Starred PW for Jon Land’s Strong Justice

Publishers Weekly *stars* their review of Jon Land’s forthcoming thriller STRONG JUSTICE, praising his “intense, skillfully plotted second thriller to feature formidably female Texas Ranger Caitling Strong…events hurtle to an explosively satisfying finale.”  Full review here or in full text at the bottom:

Library Journal also praised STRONG JUSTICE, writing that “Land is in top form, mixing elements of a modern action thriller with the fine tradition of Western novels. He skillfully blends historical facts about the Texas Rangers into his gripping tale, which he fleshes out with fully developed characters. Fans of both thrillers and classic Westerns in the tradition of Louis L’Amour should get their hands on this one right away.”

Strong Justice: A Caitlin Strong Novel Jon Land. Forge, $24.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-7653-2336-1

In Land’s intense, skillfully plotted second thriller to feature formidable female Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong (after Strong Enough to Die), Caitlin pursues Macerio, a serial killer who’s murdered more than 400 Mexican women since 1997 near the U.S. border. Meanwhile, Col. Renaldo Montoya, the commander of Mexico’s renegade Zeta Special Forces, plots a guerrilla war against the U.S. that he believes will launch the 2012 “End Times” foreseen by the Mayans. Caitlin’s also investigating Albion, Tex., where residents living close to where tycoon Hollis Tyree III is drilling for water are inexplicably going nuts. The action heats up after Caitlin rescues teen Maria Lopez and later other girls from being sold into prostitution or killed by Macerio. Luckily, boyfriend Cort Wesley Masters, a former Special Forces vet, is on hand to assist. Land reveals a surprising link between Caitlin and her grandfather, Earl Strong, also a Texas Ranger, as events hurtle to an explosively satisfying finale. (June)