June 4, 2013 by Jen Cudmore
The conclusion to The Lawmen of Clayton County: Athena Creek will be released on Thursday, June 6th!
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By now, many of you have read the first installment of the series and I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Because of the loyalty I’ve already experienced, I want to give someone a FREE copy of Athena Creek, Volume 2. To be eligible for the drawing, all you have to do is share the link to this particular blog on Facebook or Twitter! I will draw the winning name Thursday at 5pm (Alaska time).
Summary for Athena Creek, Volume 2: In the conclusion to Athena Creek, Trace Ingram has been the marshal for 5 months and still doesn’t have anything specific to pin on Charles McCrae. No one in town is willing to talk about Charles, and with every dead end, Trace doubts more and more that Charles is even a criminal. Lynette’s attempts at helping Trace only land her in more trouble. Niccola, thinking she has a way to escape Charles, convinces Curtis to join her but things don’t go according to plan. When another person is injured, Trace knows he’s out of time – he has to find the truth before someone else is murdered.
In case you haven’t read Volume 1, here’s the Athena Creek Plot Summary: Set in the rugged Oregon Territory of the 1850’s, the first of three fast-paced historical romances features a new marshal who remains determined to uphold the law—despite a feisty young woman who intrigues him. When Lynette Ellis’ hot temper lands her in jail on her first night Athena Creek, she attempts to repair her reputation in town, and with the marshal, Trace Ingram.
The suspense builds as the investigation of three mysterious deaths appears to point to Charles McCrae, the businessman who recruited Trace. Charles usually gets whatever he wants, except for beautiful saloon singer Niccola Canalis, who turned down both his marriage proposals. Niccola, desperate to escape her employer’s clutches, needs a man willing to stand up to Charles. As Trace digs deeper for the truth, he begins to realize just how powerful Charles really is. With the help of Niccola and her bodyguard, he believes he can bring Charles to justice, but then Lynette gets caught in the plot. Can Trace stop Charles before anyone else gets hurt?