The second adventure in the action-packed Dakota series.
The Board of Directors of Grayson Electric have been kidnapped in Lake Tahoe. The families receive a ransom demand of three million dollars in bearer bonds…and a warning: if the police are brought in, the hostages will be killed. Dakota is hired to deliver the ransom, but while the bonds are being prepared, he enlists two Shoshone blood brothers to help him track down the kidnappers and mount a daring, perhaps even suicidal, rescue in a race against time. It’s a deadly gamble, and even if Dakota succeeds, the odds are that people will die.
The third book in the hard-charging Dakota series. Dakota is pitted against a deadly assassin who worships, lives and kills based on the teachings of an ancient Egyptian cat goddess.
The first novel in the acclaimed Dakota series. Dakota is a half Piegan, half Shoshoni Native American who served as a Marine in Vietnam and afterwards became a cop in New York City. Now he's moved back to the Sierras to work his family’s ranch, ride the rodeo circuit, and take on cases as a private detective.
The second adventure in the action-packed Dakota series. The Board of Directors of Grayson Electric have been kidnapped in Lake Tahoe. Dakota is hired to deliver the ransom...and mount a suicidal rescue.
After the high-impact finale, Ralston doesn't just throw the sheets on the corpses. He lets us stick around while the story is ironed out and Dakota himself explains his actions to law-enforcement. It's a unique angle that few authors rarely conceive and deliver. What happens when the smoke clears and the hero has killed the bad guys? It's not as black and white as the end credits make it seem. Ralston understands that and I applaud him for giving us a little more.
Dakota’s taken a course in bad-assery between volumes, doling out glib retorts and kicking ass when needed. [But] Dakota is unusual among men’s adventure protagonists in that he’s always checking up on injured friends, visiting their wives, and also going to visit his mother and father frequently. I can’t think of anything else like it in the genre. And when it’s good, it’s good