Rails and Aces

Fiction - Western
226 Pages
Reviewed on 09/16/2014
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Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Rails and Aces is a western novel by Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton. Jace Keeler is playing poker on a train with some men and a beautiful woman named Deliah. A gang of bandits robs the train and steals payroll money. Jace chases after them but gets shot in the process. Deliah takes him to a ranch owned by one of the gang members, where he’s treated. The gang doesn’t know which one of them stole the loot that is now missing, and are accusing each other. Jace is a suspect, but he is determined to find the money and discover the mastermind behind the robbery. He’s attracted to Deliah, but she’s Jonas Grisby’s woman, and no one crosses with that heartless outlaw. He wants to escape and take Deliah with him, but can he suffer the consequences if Jonas finds out?

Rails and Aces is a fast paced action novel that makes a pleasant read. Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton creates an interesting drama with cold blooded outlaws, an unethical sheriff and a few well meaning characters. There is a good amount of suspense to keep readers guessing who the double crosser is. Although Jace is attracted to Deliah, there is very little romance as the authors did not elaborate on the relationship. Their writing is more focused on the action filled drama that goes well in a western setting. Rails and Aces has a nice looking book cover. The story is one that will appeal to readers who like westerns.