Longarm and his old
acquaintances Jessie Starbuck and Ki find themselves separately drawn to the
town of Zamora, a haven for criminals, seeking justice. Zamora is under the
control of a new version of the Cartel Jessie and Ki once battled. Jessie Starbuck and Ki appeared alongside Longarm in the first ten Longarm Giant books, and also battled the Cartel solo in their own
series of books, the Lone Star series written under the pen name Wesley
Ellis. The Cartel becomes a recurring element of Reasoner’s Longarm Giants with
this book. Since Longarm is in the CU through his meeting with Clint Adams and John Slocum and references to fictional authors from the Cthulhu Mythos, so are Jessie and Ki.
alongside former Pinkertons Raider and Doc Weatherbee. This crossover brings in the main characters
of J.D. Hardin’s Doc and Raider series.
Longarm teams up with the soldiers of Easy
Company and John Fury to bring down a mob of hooded killers preying on settlers
in the Valley of Skulls in the Wyoming Territory. This crossover brings in two more Western
series: John Wesley Howard’s Easy Company books and Jim Austin’s Fury novels.
Longarm comes to
the rescue of a kidnapped Jessie Starbuck. Raider lends a helping hand.
investigates sabotage on a railroad line being built in Wyoming, and encounters
Jessie Starbuck and Ki once more in the process.
Zamora is the name for Spain during the Hyborian Age in Robert E. Howard's Conan stories. While this could very well be a shout out from Reasoner to a fellow Texan writer, it is a common Spanish name:ReplyDelete