For it is written, vengeance is mine.

Country music singer Taylor Harris is being blackmailed – and it’s the the private investigator she hired to catch her cheating husband who’s doing it. He’s found a secret in her past that even she’s not aware of. Now he’s threatening to divulge her identity, hinting at a curse on her life, a blood feud hanging over her for thirty years. But when he disappears, it’s down to PI Evan Buckley to pick up the pieces. Was the threat real? And if so, did it disappear along with the crooked investigator? Or did it just get worse?

Heading down to small-town Jasper in East Texas to follow in his unscrupulous predecessor’s footsteps, Evan finds himself embroiled in the lies and dark secrets that flourish in the tight-knit community where outsiders are resented and people have their own ways of dealing with them. From the local lead detective to a retired dirty cop to a shady figure hiding behind the facade of a secret shell corporation, Evan quickly gets on the wrong side of them all.

And as his search draws to a close, inflaming old scores dormant for half a lifetime and laying bare the biggest lie of all, he’s forced to put a heavy burden on his unsuspecting client, one that he knows all too well himself – kill or be killed.

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Neurotransmitters firing on all cylinders with this one! The best mis-adventure of Evan Buckley story yet!!! Once I started reading, I could not stop; made myself late for work. Brilliant work by a brilliant author. Strap in and hold on tight, this adventure will twist and turn and take you on a thrill ride you won’t soon forget.

Kelly A

Another excellent story in the Evan Buckley series written by a master wordsmith. Excellent plot with lots of twists and turns that surprised me with each page turn. 20 years of family strife and revenge make this an interesting read. Don’t miss it. This is the type of story that will probably in some ways haunt you forever. I know, it will me.


Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great crime thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.

Tony Parsons

Evan Buckley gets better with each book. As do the story lines. I’ve read these three in a row in only two days! Ready for the next one!


One of the best I’ve read in a while. Plenty to keep any reader totally engrossed. The twist at the end surprised the heck out of me.


Compelling. Fast-paced story that leaves unanswered questions. There is violence but no drag-you-down drama. Intriguing storyline with plenty of twists and gallows humor. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Classic quote and entertaining dialogue.


Wow. I have just found a new author to love and follow. I love the honest grittiness of this new character, his flaws, his heart and his determination. James Harper seems to know the human condition very well and explores it in his writing. With gripping plots and a few helpers this books comes to a very satisfying ending. I recommend it. Soooo good.

Toots Sullivan

I loved this book and its protagonist, Evan Buckley. Every thing about this story is believable and the character development is true to life. Great story and dialogue. I’ll read everything this author turns out.


This book is outstanding and possibly one of the best mystery books I have read! Boy oh boy page turner all the way. I was nervous scared I mean I had all kinds of emotions going on there. I wanted it to end to relieve my stress but was disappointed when it did end. I wanted more!!!!!