IN THIS ADRENALINE-PACKED FOLLOW-UP TO STRONG ENOUGH TO DIE, TEXAS RANGER CAITLIN STRONG FINDS HERSELF ON THE TRAIL OF A SERIAL KILLER AND A TERRORIST DETERMINED TO BRING AMERICA TO HER KNEES
Last year, bestselling author Jon Land introduced 5th generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong in Strong Enough to Die (now available in mass market paperback from Forge)—and filled a void in the male-dominated thriller genre. The fact that Land created a genuine female action star who can hold her own in a world that is normally suffused with testosterone proves once again that he is a versatile writer who isn’t afraid to tackle new challenges in his writing.
Critics certainly agree. Strong Enough to Die received high praise for its authenticity (both in his portrayal of a woman and his intriguing anecdotes about the famous Texas Rangers), its hot-button issue storyline, and its snappy, true-to-life dialogue. In fact, Caitlin Strong and Strong Enough to Die received so much attention that they caught the eye of Hollywood, and Land is currently working on the screenplay for director Carl Franklin (Devil in a Blue Dress) and producer Michel Shane.
Still recovering from her escapade in which she took on the Mexican mafia and a corporation that threatened the security of the United States, Caitlin Strong now finds herself drawn into a new case—investigating a series of missing Mexican girls who are being brought across the border to be sold as sex slaves.
Just another day in the life of a Texas Ranger? Definitely not. Caitlin is also trying to come to terms with her relationship with her sometime lover, Cort Wesley Masters, a former convict…and her former rival. She’s drawn to him, but she’s having a hard time committing herself and her heart. But one thing is for sure—she’s formed a strong bond with his two sons, Dylan, 15, and Luke, 9, whom she saved when their mother was gunned down before their very eyes.
So it’s no surprise that when Dylan is arrested on trumped-up drug charges, Caitlin rushes to his defense. In reality, he’s come to the rescue of a young Mexican girl who has escaped from the latest caravan of kidnapped girls. Her name is Maria, and she was abducted six months ago on her way home from school. She fears for her life, and is especially terrified of a wrangler named Macerio, who the captive girls call Demonio.
And Maria has reason to be afraid. In the past thirteen years, the bodies of over four hundred Mexican women, many of them unidentified, have been found along the Mexico and Texas border, beginning in the area between Juarez and El Paso. There has been virtually no progress on either side. Until now. It seems Maria just may have evidence against the worst serial killer in history and a sex slavery ring that has ruined countless lives.
But little does Caitlin know, she’s heading straight toward a confrontation that surpasses anything she’s ever faced. For Macerio is the brother of a former Mexican guerilla with plans to launch a series of attacks against major American cities. And what he needs to do so lies deep beneath the ground in a small border town in Texas. When Caitlin and Cort Wesley discover what it is, they must race to Juarez—the very same place where Caitlin’s grandfather, Earl Strong, faced his own showdown over 100 years before—to stop an all-out war from beginning.
Up-to-the-minute and absolutely riveting, STRONG JUSTICE once again marks Jon Land as one of today’s hottest thriller writers.