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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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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.
After meeting Mindy and her two children, Jess continues his hunt for the killer, more determined than ever to bring Wesson to justice.
A bounty hunter new to the trade, Chakits Krulsawat, shows up at Mindy’s cabin, also looking for Wesson. Krulsawat is in the business for the money, wanting to become rich and retire early, but Jess keeps getting in his way, frustrating the new man in the business.
Chakits finally brings in a high-bounty target, alive, to stand trial. But then things go south and the new bounty hunter is faced with a tough decision.
His hunt takes him to Webster, Texas, but he misses Boseman once more, and the killer has resumed his killing spree yet again.
While in Webster, the Texas Ranger whose wife was Arnie Boseman’s first kill shows up in town. He gives Jess no choice but to let him join the hunt. The Ranger, Terrance Whittle, is so grief-stricken that he becomes erratic, putting both their lives in danger.
Jess has to continue the hunt for Boseman, and at the same time keep the Ranger from doing something he’ll regret later. After finally sending Arnie Boseman to his grave, Jess receives a message from United States Marshal Frank Reedy. John Bodine was expected back in Stratton after helping Jess in Woodward but never showed up.
Jess drops everything he’s doing and follows his back trail. He finds Bodine, who had been ambushed and left for dead but now John can’t remember anything.
Jess hunts for the men he thinks are responsible with the help of the wolf named Shadow.
He finds the town marshal to be less than cooperative. The marshal wants to put a posse together and bring Sheehan back to Prudence to be hung in front of the parents of the young girl. He threatens to lock Jess up in his jail if he continues the hunt for Sheehan. After meeting the girl’s mother and seeing the girl’s body at the undertaker, Jess agrees to hunt Sheehan down and bring him back alive for a hanging.
After the hanging, Jess goes on the hunt for Arnie McGrath, but runs into a young man named John Smith, who is looking for McGrath and two other men who murdered his parents years earlier. Smith reminds Jess of himself when he was young. He decides to ride with Smith to go after the men responsible.
Jess finds the young John Smith to be remarkably talented at hunting and killing men. The two work together to find all three of the men who murdered Smith’s parents. Guns blaze, bullets fly and blood flows as the two hunt down killers together, forming a friendship that will last forever.
Meanwhile, another bounty hunter shows up looking for Lander. A young girl named Sissy arrives on the stagecoach. Jess finds himself saddled with her and her quest to find her brother. If that isn’t enough to deal with, he ends up helping another woman, Marybeth, who has been held against her will for years. He feels obligated to help Sissy find her brother and help Marybeth find a new life, but there’s a chance he might have to kill Sissy’s brother when he finds him.
While on the hunt for yet another man, he learns that Emily has been kidnapped by three men, one of whom he knows.
He agrees to track down the kidnappers and rescue Emily, but the job isn’t easy.
He gives one of his wanted posters to Audie Dunlap, another bounty hunter who wanted to go after Emily. Dunlap gets himself killed and Jess feels a little responsible. He makes a difficult decision that might put Emily’s life at risk.
While there, he receives a request from United States Marshal Frank Reedy, telling him to meet him and John Bodine in the town of Calcutta, where five men have robbed the bank, killed two deputies and wounded the marshal, an old friend of both Bodine and Reedy.
While in Calcutta, Wildcat shows up looking for the elusive killer, Noah Cain. Jess promises to help Wildcat catch Cain if she helps them chase down the five robbers.
Jess, Reedy, Bodine and Wildcat team up together, and they hunt down the robbers. With these four on your trail, your odds of escaping aren’t good. The hunt begins. Lead flies and men die, but will justice be done in the end?
While there, he sees two Texas Rangers transporting a vicious murderer named Arnie Boseman to his hanging in Austin, Texas. They leave Campbell and Jess follows the same trail the Rangers were on with their prisoner.
He finds the camp they used. The two Rangers have been murdered. Jess begins his chase for the killer, Arnie Boseman, but the hunt proves difficult.
After missing him several times, with Boseman leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, Jess receives an urgent message from his half-sister, Beth Sloan, in Woodward, Texas.
He breaks off his hunt for Boseman and heads directly to Woodward and his secret sister, Beth.
After Jess brings them to Menard and locks them up, a sharp attorney gets the charges dropped. Jess is stung by the law he swears to uphold. Frustrated, he heads back out to hunt for Bartholin.
He returns to Menard and finds two sisters, Betty and Susan Arnold, badly beaten by Susan’s husband, Mack Burden. He promises to hunt down Burden and bring him to justice. Then, he gets an assignment from United States Marshal Frank Reedy. He is to find two escapees who were being transported to the Huntsville State Penitentiary and deliver them to the nearest jail…alive.
Along the way, he runs into another professional bounty hunter who is after the same two escapees. Jess is concerned that he’ll end up hauling Burden to Menard alive at the same time that he hauls the two escapees to jail. The idea of tending not just one, but three criminals stretches his patience to the limit.
As he does, fate comes into play when Jess meets up with a woman by the name of Annie McCracken, who happened to have been raped by the same two men that Jess is tracking down. Jess is in for one wild ride when he agrees to let Annie McCracken ride with him and find the two men that the both of them are hunting. Jess has never had a woman for a partner and Annie proves to be more than a handful. The wild and sometimes funny banter that takes place between Jess and Annie will keep you turning the pages, but make no mistake, this is yet another action-packed western with lots of lead flying and lots of men dying at the skillful hands of Jess Williams.