“Rain don’t worry me.”
Those are the words that outlaw Quick Maggie DeMarco insists on whenever asked. But folks who’ve met her know that rain does worry her, and it worries her a lot.
Fourteen years ago when Maggie was only six, her mother, father, and older sister were brutally murdered in the family house while she hid under the floorboards. The night of the DeMarco massacre haunts Maggie not only because of the horror she’d witnessed and the fact that she hadn’t been physically able to stop it from happening, but also because of how nasty the weather had been. Best described as tornado weather with high winds and torrential rains, a massive thunderhead had even formed, blackening the early evening sky. And till this very day, rainy weather hurls her back to that fateful night, along with all of the disturbing images that come with it.
The year is 1876, and time hasn’t dampened Maggie’s obsession with finding and killing the man who’d raped and then murdered her mother. Maggie and her brother are told that the man they’re looking for is living close to Deadwood, so they travel to the Dakota Territory from Mexico to see if the rumors are true. So the question becomes this: if they find him, will they kill him, or has fourteen years softened their thirst for vengeance?
|Publisher:||B. A. Braxton|
|Series:||Thunderhead , #3|
|File size:||339 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
B. A. was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey and on a Friday the thirteenth for those who spook easily. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Science, and with clusters in sociology, writing, and advanced writing courses. In 1987 she graduated from Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. College of Dental Medicine with a doctorate in general dentistry. Regardless of the paths that she has taken academically, B. A. has always continued to write. Her first books were written while she was in the seventh grade. Using classmates as characters seemed to put the books in high demand, and even as adults, those friends still ask to read them. By the ninth grade, she’d completed her first novel and although it was pretty bad, she was—and still is—extremely proud of that accomplishment. B. A. writes general fiction, mysteries, and historical fiction. Regardless of what else she has done in her life or how much the practice has been discouraged, writing has always been and always will be the center of her life. B.A. has been married since 1983 and has two children, a son and a daughter, and an aging cat named Salem. She first moved to Michigan in 1988. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, exercising on her beloved elliptical trainer, painting with oils, healthy cooking and baking, researching topics for stories, and being proud of her children’s many and varied accomplishments. She loves listening to any kind of music, especially if the lyrics are terrific, and learning as much as she can about people—their mannerisms, the way they speak, what they do, and why they do it. And she also loves watching western television series, especially those from the fifties and sixties. Her favorites are the early Gunsmoke episodes with Chester Goode in them, and that special father-son bond found in The Rifleman. The pilot for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is one of the most credible depictions of the nineteenth century American west that she has ever seen on celluloid, and several grimly realistic episodes from the first and second seasons are favorites of hers. And lately, Hell on Wheels is more than enough to satisfy her taste for the wild west.
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Enjoyable start to finish, enthralling characters