Private Jake Elliott was apprehensive as he walked to the commander’s office. He couldn’t think of a single transgression which would have attracted the major’s attention.
When he left the command building ten minutes later, he was still numbed by the short visit. Tomorrow, he would no longer be a cavalryman, but would be returning to the family ranch outside of Fort Benton in Montana Territory.
But it was the reason he was being discharged before his enlistment expired that had been the biggest shock. His mother had been brutally murdered. If that hadn’t stunned him enough, it was when he learned that his father had committed the crime.
When Jake boarded the riverboat that would take him home, he wasn’t planning to stay on the ranch for more than a few days. He’d soon be leaving to hunt down his father and find justice for his mother.
Delving into a person’s motives is a good tool. Who could know where this man was coming from. Why he would kill. There was a sociopathic element. From a child’s viewpoint his father was cold and unloving. But to any adult he was an honorable man. – Judy
C.J. Petit is an author who can be consistently relied upon to produce an entertaining tale, which the reader can just enjoy. The stories are nicely different from each other as opposed to writers who produce 150 page versions of the same tired tale. Keep writing. I eagerly await each offering. – Lyn J.
C J Petit is the finest Author of this genre that I have ever had the pleasure of reading and re reading his works. This one, as with all of his others, has an interesting twist and turn of plots, along with a manly description of the main character with high moral standards. Refreshing to say the least. – B Troxler