Released in January of this year, The Red Seven is a terrific tale of revenge with a sothern gothic flavour. The landscape is a picture painted in blood, liquor and dirt as we follow the ghost-a man hell-bent on tracking down and executing a group of outlaws known as the Red Seven, after they brutally murdered his brother and his brothers family.
I really enjoyed this book. It’s not a huge novel which means the pace is quick. The action scenes are excellent and I enjoyed the dialogue between the characters-this really helped to get a sense of place. Dean manages to capture the feel of the period very well with his descriptions without going over the top. You can almost taste the dirt in your mouth, feel the midday heat and hear the rush of the water as the ghost travels across the land seeking out those that wronged him and his family. The Ghost is a great character. Dressed all in black, he projects the image of a mean son of a bitch, but he also has a softer side, though this doesn’t surface too often. The Red Seven are an odd bunch and they all have personalities of their own. My particular favourite was Charley Warchief. The Indian is the quietest of the bunch, but the stories tell of him being the crazy one and the most ruthless and unpredictable. The climax of the story featuring Warchief and The Ghost is excellent! The Ghost does have demons of his own and we learn more about his history as the story progresses. But, in the end, he is a bounty hunter that is looking to settle down after this one last job.
If you are looking for a book filled with guns, whores, action, and some great characters then you can’t go wrong with The Red Seven. It’s available now from Necro publications in EBook and paperback or from Amazon