Book Review: “Strong Darkness” by Jon Land

October 31, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
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Jon Land in his new book, “Strong Darkness book coverStrong Darkness” Book Six in the Caitlin Strong series published by Forge Books gives us a new adventure with Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong.

From the back cover:  1883: Texas Ranger William Ray Strong teams up with Judge Roy Bean to track down the Old West’s first serial killer, who’s stitching a trail of death along the railroad lines slicing their way through Texas.

The Present: Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong finds herself pursuing another serial killer whose methods are eerily similar to the one pursued by her great-grandfather almost a century-and-a-half before.

But that’s just the beginning of her problems. The son of her boyfriend is nearly beaten to death at Brown University. The investigation leads back to Texas and to the Chinese high-tech company awarded the contract to build the US’s 5G network. Li Zhen, the company’s founder, counts that as the greatest achievement of his career, but it hides his true motivationsnothing less than China’s total domination of the United States.

His plan is backed by elements of the Chinese underworld. Up against an army at Li’s disposal, Caitlin blazes a violent trail across country and continent in search of secrets hidden in the past, but it’s a secret from the present that holds the key. Darkness is coming, and only Caitlin Strong can find the light before it’s too late.

Let me start out by saying that I am a big fan of the adventures of Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong.  Not only is she is a modern-day Texas Ranger but she has strong (sorry no pun intended) to her great-grandfather who also was a Texas Ranger so together this series is exciting.  “Strong Darkness” is one huge action-packed thriller from page one.  There is a serial killer that seems to be copying the serial killer that Caitlin’s Great-Grandfather tracked. And there is this international human trafficking network that preys on children and also a Chinese high-tech company that develops a 5G network to gain access to America’s greatest technological secrets. No need to drink coffee this is pure excitement and more than enough to keep you awake.  Mr. Land obviously likes to tell a good story,and this one is as good as it gets.  You will not be disappointed with “Strong Darkness”.  It is a roaring adventure from start to finish.

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Partners In Crime.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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  1. Great description calling it a “roaring adventure”. Sounds exactly like what this book is! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it with us.

  2. Vic: Always so appreciate your objective and shrewd reads of my books. You’ve nailed it dead solid perfect again and I’m already looking forward to your thoughts on Caitlin’s next adventure! Jon

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