Robert J. Thomas
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About Robert J. Thomas
Robert J. Thomas #1 Bestselling Author in Westerns!
Robert J. Thomas began working at the City of Westland, Michigan, in September of 1970. In 1990, he was sworn in as the City's full-time Mayor. He won two reelection campaigns, serving twelve years before he retired in 2002.
His proudest achievement though, is his western series featuring the character Jess Williams. He has written and published over 100 books in the series to date on Kindle. He plans on continuing to write as many books in the series as possible. He was also selected as a KDP Select All-Star Author of the Month for three months in a row in 2014.
Kindle has allowed him to continue with the Jess Williams series and all his efforts will be focused on that series alone for the next few years. He has consistently ranked in the top 100 authors in his genre for the last few years.
Retired, he now lives in Mississippi, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico with his beautiful wife Jill. At his work table, he has a remarkable view of the ocean while he continues to write more Jess Williams adventures for his readers to enjoy!
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While visiting the rancher, he finds out that Aker has killed two of Martin’s cowpunchers. Martin tries to pay Jess to go after Aker, but Jess won’t take his money, telling him he’s going after him anyway.
Martin talks Jess into letting his best hired gun, Eddie Pitman, go along with him.
Then Jess is contacted by United States Marshal Frank Reedy. Someone is killing lawmen using a Sharps buffalo rifle, but no one knows who the shooter is.
Jess is tasked with finding out who’s committing these murders of lawmen. Few clues emerge until finally Jess puts two and two together and discovers the killer’s identity.
Strangely enough, a harmonica is the key to solving the murders.
To make matters worse, this is one time Jess finds himself conflicted about killing a killer.
When Conway discovers that Jess is in Lake Lillian, he kidnaps Fred as a bargaining chip in case Jess is on his trail. Feeling somewhat responsible, Jess goes after Conway and finds him, but has to let him escape in order to get Fred back alive.
After securing Fred’s release, Jess resumes the hunt for Conway. Along the way though, trouble seems to get in his way at every turn.
Then he meets Sam Smith.
Jess finds himself in Liberty, Texas, in a running gunfight between himself and the crazed killer, Sully Hurst. Hurst gets lucky and escapes on his horse. Jess has a bit more trouble in Liberty before leaving town and going after Hurst again.
While searching for his next hunt, he arrives in Segundo, Texas, where he gets into a wild shootout in the saloon.
While in Bream, Texas, he learns that Ansel Maclin has escaped from the state penitentiary, killing one of the prison guards in the process. He decides to hunt Maclin down, but he soon finds out that this quest will have to wait.
He gets a message from the schoolmarm, Martha Heller, in Harrison. He drops everything and heads her way.
While there, Jess sees a man bullying a young boy by the man of Johnny, but before Jess reaches them, the 150-pound timber wolf, Shadow, shows up out of nowhere to help.
When Jess continues the hunt for Meyer, Shadow joins in and accompanies him.
Jess wonders if Shadow is just along for the company…or if he knows something that Jess doesn’t.
He soon discovers that to be the case, when he is asked to hunt down three ruthless killers.
His wound is minor and he leaves Donger to take Preston's body to the town of Waveland to turn him into the law there. He finds out about a stagecoach robbery by three outlaws. They kidnap Dr. Vaughn and force her into helping one of them who was wounded in the robbery.
One of the men who were killed in the robbery, happened to be a very wealthy man. His wife, Lizzy Draper, hires Jess to hunt down the three men who murdered her husband.
John Bodine is assigned to help Jess and the hunt becomes dangerous with Jess's enemies trying to catch the bounty and kill him in the process.
But Jess isn't one to go down without a fight.
The man accuses Jess of raping and killing his wife and challenges him to a gunfight in the middle of the street.
After Jess kills the man, he discovers that the man’s Colt Peacemaker is empty. The only clue Jess has is that the name of the man’s wife was Beatrice.
Armed with only the name and the manner in which Beatrice was murdered, he sets out to find out who the real killer is and make things right.
Along the way, he runs into Cindy, a very interesting woman.
John Bodine gets called into service and is sent to Gardner, Texas, to assist Jess. He arrives first and is captured and locked up in the town jail.
When Jess arrives, he rescues Bodine. Then, Jess, Bodine and Cheyenne confront the outlaws terrorizing Gardner. Lead flies and men die before the battle is over.
After the deadly gunfight, Jess splits off from the other two, on the hunt for Ruben Straight. Along the way, he decides to pursue two more wanted killers…one by one.
When Jess arrives in Henryville, Connor is not there, but Cheyenne is. When Jess checks in at the telegraph office, he sees a threatening message regarding Cheyenne from Slim Cordell, a ruthless killer who has never yet been caught. It seems Cordell wants Cheyenne dead.
Jess convinces Cheyenne to ride with him until they can find out where Cordell and his gang of thugs are. He finally catches up to Connor in the town of Ruben and Jess kills him. Before it’s over though, six other outlaws lie dead at the hands of Jess and Cheyenne.
The twosome head to Barstow next, where one of Cordell’s men attempts to kill Cheyenne from a distance. Jess, not one to run, sets up an ambush for Cordell and his men. He ends up killing one of them, turning the tables on Cordell and his gang.
But Cordell is not one to give up easily. He wants Cheyenne dead more than he wants to live, which makes him a very dangerous man.
He finds plenty of trouble along the way, but he eventually arrives in Stratton and his plan is simple, get the best suite in the Stratton Hotel and rest up for a few days. That plan suddenly changes when a wagon train arrives in Stratton with their wagon master killed in a bloody Indian attack.
Jess reluctantly agrees to take on the job of wagon master for the caravan of wagons after Laura Woods convinces him that the only way they could make it to their destination is if he agrees to lead them.
Their trip to Benson, Arizona, is long and arduous. They are attacked by Indians, outlaws and thieves along the way. To make matters worse, Rod Mercer has placed a blood bounty on Jess's head for the killing of his brother Walt Mercer. The three Galt brother's have decided to collect on the bounty and they are hot on his trail.
He finds his task twice as hard, looking ahead for the wagon train, and constantly looking over his shoulder for the Galt brothers.
When Jess rides into town, his rest is quickly interrupted by some more men who are also wearing the black sashes tied around their right arms. Jess helps Bodine run them out of Stratton, but the whole matter turns deadly once Captain Lance Reagan rides into town with twenty-five heavily-armed killers to break one of their men out of the jail.
Once Jess and Bodine discover what Captain Reagan's real plan is, the battle ensues and lead starts flying and a lot of innocent people start dying. Reagan turns out to be a crazed killer with a diabolical plan that Jess has to stop, but Reagan isn't going to give up easily, and neither is Jess.
What Walt Mercer doesn't know, is that Jethro raped Jane Lacey and was about to murder her to keep it quiet when she kills him in self-defense.
Blind fate brings Jess and Jane together, where Jess learns that there was a witness to her rape and the killing of Jethro Mercer. When Jess hears the story about what happened, he sets off on a hunt for the only witness, who fled and is in hiding, afraid of what Walt Mercer might do to him.
It starts out as a simple enough job; find Rubin Fisher and make him ride back to Defiance, Texas, and tell Walt Mercer what really happened. But the job quickly turns out to be anything but simple. Mercer puts up twenty-five thousand dollars for anyone who brings him Jane Lacey alive.
Jess takes Jane on his hunt for Rubin Fisher and it takes a deadly turn with every gunslinger and bounty hunter in Texas hunting Jane for the twenty-five thousand dollars Walt Mercer put on her head. Strange partnerships are formed and a lot of men start dying along the way, and Jess is determined that Jane Lacey won't be one of the ones going down.
Jess' first job is to eliminate Carter and his hired killers and then finish his search for the brother he never knew he had.