Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Strong Rain Falling

by Jon Land

on August 12 - September 30, 2013

Book Details:

Genre: Thriller Published by: Forge Books Publication Date: August 13, 2013 Number of Pages: 368 ISBN: 978-0765331502 Series: Caitlin Strong, 5 (Can be read as a Stand Alone) Purchase Links:


Mexico, 1919: The birth of the Mexican drug trade begins with opium being smuggled across the U.S. border, igniting an all-out battle with American law enforcement in general and the Texas Rangers in particular. The Present: Fifth Generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong and her lover, former outlaw Cort Wesley Masters, both survive terrifying gun battles. But this time, it turns out, the actual targets were not them, but Masters’ teenage sons. That sets Caitlin and Cort Wesley off on a trail winding through the past and present with nothing less than the future of the United States hanging in the balance. Along the way they will confront terrible truths dating all the way back to the Mexican Revolution and the dogged battle Caitlin’s own grandfather and great-grandfather fought against the first generation of Mexican drug dealers. At the heart of the storm soon to sweep away America as we know it, lies a mastermind whose abundant power is equaled only by her thirst for vengeance. Ana Callas Guajardo, the last surviving member of the family that founded the Mexican drug trade, has dedicated all of her vast resources to a plot aimed at the U.S.’s technological heart. This time out, sabotage proves to be as deadly a weapon as bombs in a battle Caitlin must win in cyberspace as well. Her lone chance to prevail is to short-circuit a complex plan based as much on microchips as bullets. Because there’s a strong rain coming and only Caitlin and Cort Wesley can stop the fall before it’s too late.

My thoughts...

If you enjoy unpredictable thrillers this is the book for you. Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is trying to find out who is targeting the sons of her love interest Cort Masters who just happens to be in a Mexican prison. She also must figure out what his teenage sons have in common with the dead bodies found lined up on a drill rig.

Drug Cartel, nuclear weapons, and ghosts from the past are what you'll find in this action packed novel. Fast paced, refreshing, entertaining... Jon Land knows how to write!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


CMash said...

Sounds like a page turner! I have this book in my TBR pile and after reading your review, I have moved it closer to the top of my pile. Great review. Thank you.

Jon Land said...

Really appreciate the sincere and wonderful coverage of my latest. Nothing means more to me when a seasoned reader like yourself "gets" what I was trying to do and covers my work based upon that. My deepest appreciation and we'll make sure to get you a copy of THE TENTH CIRCLE, my next effort featuring my other series hero, as soon as possible.