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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jess' first job is to eliminate Carter and his hired killers and then finish his search for the brother he never knew he had.
Rudy Stalling gives Hangston two choices. Either turn himself into the law in Wooster, or make a run for it. Hangston strangely decides to turn himself into the law, knowing Jess’s reputation. After Hangston breaks out of jail, with the help of two of Rudy Stalling’s lead men, Jess goes after Hangston, but Stalling wants him to take Lancaster with him to make sure he finds out who helped Hangston break out of jail. Jess, having his reasons, allows Lancaster to accompany him.
Meanwhile, the rustlers who have been stealing Stalling’s cattle are identified during a gunfight between Stalling’s men and the McLowrey brothers and their gang of thieves. Stalling hires Jess to hunt down the McLowrey brothers and Lancaster, who never seemed to fit in as a hired gun, agrees to go along with Jess on the hunt.
During the chase, Lancaster slowly begins to change his ways and tries to find redemption for himself, vowing never to hire his gun out again. Jess doesn’t entirely trust him and doesn’t believe he can redeem himself.
The hunt for the McLowrey brothers turns out to be a bloody and dangerous one with a trail of bodies left along the way. They've taken over the town of Ferguson, Texas, and Jess has to find a way to get to them without harming any of the innocent townsfolk living there.
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.
But staying in one place for too long proves to be a dangerous thing for Jess and everyone around him. He finds himself in some deadly confrontations and knows he has to leave town soon, but he feels a debt of gratitude to the woman and young boy and it’s against his nature to cut and run from trouble.
The hunt for Kaiser proves to be one of the most difficult and protracted ones, but he gets the help he needs from Shadow, a huge intelligent timber wolf who acts more like a human.
Jess’s job is to bring Orin Kaiser to justice, but Shadow’s job is to make sure Jess doesn’t get killed in the process.