Brothers In Blood
I just recently read this three book series published back in the early nineties and enjoyed them very much. I, of course, knew of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but learned quite a bit about them from these books. Considering the author’s usual track record, all information would be accurate.
The Adams brothers had went in different directions in their life. Their father had been an Inspector for the Mounties and David the younger brother had chosen the same calling. Frank, the older, had become a U.S. Marshall.
BROTHERS IN BLOOD
They are brought together by the murder of their father in the first book. Killed in his own bed by an apparent Indian, they learn early on that it was a man named Barton Jaeger who has a plan to lure the brothers to his fortress for his own reasons.
Four Canadian Mounties had been murdered, the fourth while investigating the other three deaths. The only clue the Adams brothers have is a handwritten note on the remains of the fourth that said, “The Killer is in Sunset.”
They go to the small town together in pursuit of the killer.
Karl Swenson, an old friend of David, and a former Mountie who’d retired to start a family, goes out one night and pours kerosene over himself, committing suicide with a match.
David and Frank investigate to find out why their successful friend, married to a beautiful young woman and with two daughters, bank president, would kill himself in such a manner.
I would have liked more, but I read in a recent interview with the author that they didn’t go anywhere. Too bad. Recommended.