Top critical review
3.0 out of 5 starsOK
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 29, 2023
So, if you have read this many Joe Pickett novels, you know what to expect by now. There were a couple of things that bothered me in this book. In the last several books, the author has been known to put political opinions in. While a lot of reviewers brought this up, I usually was not too bothered by it. But because I share the same views, but because I took it as the characters' political views. Which usually were not too far fetched to believe with certain characters. However, when Jan, who would refuse to describe someone based on their religion or skin color, bring up how the Middle Eastern terrorist type characters came into the States "easily through Mexico without being stopped" (this is a huge right wing talking point) it didn't really match with what that character would say. The other issue I had was that Nate did not tell about the convoy that left at first. He waited until after they had already attacked the ranch, then told them. That was stupid and did not make any sense whatsoever. Then again, lazy writing has been a thing in these books. They are somewhat entertaining but not top-tier novels.