Strong As Steel
1994: Texas Ranger Jim Strong investigates a mass murder on a dusty freight train linked to a mysterious, missing cargo for which no record exists.
The Present: His daughter, fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, finds herself on the trail of that same cargo when skeletal remains are found near an excavation site in the Texas desert. She’s also dealing with the afte...more
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Caitlin Strong followed in her father and grandfather's (and great grandfather's etc.) footsteps and become a Texas Ranger. One can say she was born to be one and she's a tough woman that grew up learning how to shot rather than playing girly games. In this book, she and her lover Cort Wesley Master faced with a mystery ...more
Twenty-five years ago, Caitin’s father, Jim Strong, was on a case that wasn’t resolved and now Caitlin finds herself dealing with the same case.
Some people want what was buried 25 years ago, which has eluded them, but Caitlin has to figure out who these people are and what are in the buried ossuaries. And bodies are also piling up.
This book is the 10th book in this series but reads as a stand ...more
1904, Mexico: A little girl watches as her entire family is slaughtered at her parents wedding.
1994, Texas: The entire crew of a train, plus a few spare bodies, are found dead.
WTH is going on?
Caitlin is 14 years old, so it is her dad, Jim, on the case..
Present Day: Here comes Caitlin…with guns blazing. She has a sixth sense when it comes to tracking down her quarry. She is surrounded by u ...more
Land writes the book in two different timelines: 1994 to present, and jumps back and forth, telling the story from the various points of view of his compelling characters, all of them with secrets of their own.
In the electrifying opening chapter, Caitlin’s father, Texas Ranger Jim Strong, investigates a mass killing on a freight train in Fort Stockton, Texas. The gruesome discovery ...more
All of these novels are firmly linked to events in the past, some of which involve Caitlin's father, Jim, who was also a Te ...more
By Jon Land
Reviewed by Russ Ilg
The tenth time is clearly the charm for the in dominatable Jon Land whose decennial effort in his Caitlin Strong series, Strong as Steel, cements his Texas Ranger’s status as the best female protagonist in thriller fiction today and maybe ever.
The high-octane plot features the classic thriller staple of a long buried, and of course deadly, secret being unearthed, this time from the Texas desert. Caitlin’s father Jim Strong, apparently, was somehow in ...more
While assisting with serving a simple search warrant, fifth-generation Texas Ranger, Caitlin Strong ends up in a gun-battle in a downtown Dallas high-rise.
The staff of the firm where Caitlin was headed lies in pools of blood, and the Ranger puts down the four anonymous assassins.
A young girl, proud ...more
When I first read the series, I found the moving b/w the past & various POV's annoying but now I’ve gotten used to it. I like how things that happened to Caitlin’s grandpa or dad relate to the present case she’s working on.
And I like the different POV's as I’ve come to like those characters.
Though I was a bit bummed about what happens w/Cort & Dylan. I’m also curious to what will happen w/Paz in the next installment.
This was another p ...more
It's hard not to like Caitlin Strong. She is a fifth generation Texas Ranger--no pressure there--and, true to her name, she proves she has earned her reputation. Filled with recurring characters and newbies, Strong As Ste ...more
Today Dallas, Texas, Caitlin Strong accompanies Captain Bub McNelly, captain of the Texan Criminal Investigat ...more
Caitlin Strong is a fifth-generation Texas Ranger and a throwback to the days when the Rangers were considered fierce and awe-inspiring law enforcement officers. Her latest adventures mirror her father's adventures from 25 years ago and it has to do with lost cargo, deaths from an unknown cause, a fearless Mexican cartel leader known as the Red Widow Spider, and a mysterious religious group known as the Order. Twenty ...more
If you like a pulse pounding, heart racing action-adventure read, then this is for you. If you like a good old shoot-'em-up read, then this is for you. If you like international conspiracies , Mexican/South American cartel wars and religious crusades, the this is for you. If you like the resolution of cold case mysteries, then this is for you. I usually enjoy these types of escapist reads, but I found this to be a ginormous Texas sized sna ...more