Hyde's Corner - Book II - In the Name of Vengeance

Hyde's Corner Trilogy

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
311 Pages
Reviewed on 09/19/2013
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Author Biography

J B Bergstad lists salesman, trucker, firefighter, Guest Relations Department Supervisor for a major television network and thirty years of management and entrepreneurial experience in the field of transportation/logistics among his career pursuits.

Jim’s work has appeared in the Jimson Journal, Midwest Literary Magazine, The Quill, Indie Searchlight, Scissors and Spackle, Pedigru Review, The Monarch Review, Feathered Flounder and My Daily Story to name a few.

Books I and II of his Hyde's Corner Trilogy, No Man's Land and In The Name of Vengeance respectively are available for purchase with Book III – Murderous Intentions slated for release late this year or early 2014.

Bergstad has published two short story collections. Screwing the Pooch, first published in 2009 to excellent reviews, took the Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal Award for Best Fiction of the year. The original edition was revised for re-release in 2013. He's since added a second collection of short stories, Doors to Perdition, which along with his novels, are now available at Smashwords, Apple's iTunes Book Store, Amazon, B & N and most major Digital Book retailers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

Pride always comes before a fall and when you couple that pride with hate and revenge you’ll see that there’s more evil in the world than anyone would care to admit. Evil is lurking in Sundowner County and most definitely it’s lurking in Hyde’s Corner. The sheriff is a man on a mission, as are the men in his county. No matter who wins, there will be death and there will most definitely be sorrow for those left behind. What’s a man to do when his entire family is slaughtered before him but go on a revenge mission to kill the ones responsible? That’s what In the Name of Vengeance is all about.

I was excited that when I finished reading Book One of Bergstad’s series (No Man’s Land) I was also able to get the second one. I definitely enjoyed this continuation of the war between the Burks and the Hydes, except this time it’s not the Hydes who are coming back to get Selmer Burks. It’s the Porters who have taken their place as the most evil people in the township; at least if you believe what the Burks have to say.

When I read this account of the terrible things that Selmer Burks did to the Hydes and the Porters, and the equally terrible things that they did right back, I found myself torn between sides. You’ll definitely find yourself drawn into the battle and wondering who’s really right and wrong in a conflict that seems to have no good side at all.