Mountain Vengeance (2001)
GOLD RUSH FEVER ... A KILLER EPIDEMIC
After years on the move, hiding from those who falsely branded him an outlaw, Gordon Hawkes and his kin at last find a real home in the secluded, peaceful Colorado Rockies....
But everything changes when a prospector strikes it rich in the wilderness. Suddenly, a gold rush hits the mountains -- hard. The mining town of Gilder Gulch springs to ugly life, teeming with greedy characters who can only mean trouble for Hawkes. But when Gordon makes up his mind to head out of the bustling area, his rebellious son, Cameron, chooses to stay behind and stakes a claim. Cameron's soon on the right side of the gold business, but the wrong side of a deadly group of men. Now, when Gordon Hawkes pays a visit to Gilder Gulch, it will be to tear down the town that destroyed his own flesh and blood....
October 8, 2015
2001 by Jason Manning
Signet Books (New York)
A straight-forward tale of revenge as Gordon's heroic and headstrong son Cameron is killed and Gordon goes off on a grief-stricken rampage. The return of Pretty Shield, to play a pivotal role in the plot, as well as what I consider a well-drawn cast of supporting characters, made this novel -- the fourth in the Mountain series -- pretty memorable, in my opinion.