Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is tracking down a serial
killer who has her recalling a case her great-grandfather
worked in 1883. The crimes are identical in the same Texas
locales where they're committed along the original Southern
Pacific railroad line built by Chinese in the 1880s, with
all five victims being Chinese women, and the killer
seeming to have intimate knowledge of the 1883 murders.
While puzzling out this dilemma, Caitlin must deal with the
shocking news that Dylan, her lover Cort Wesley Masters'
son, has been brutally beaten at college in Providence,
Meanwhile, Guillermo Paz, a former colonel in the
Venezuelan secret police, who has a most unusual
relationship with Caitlin, is having visions that his Texas
Ranger is in terrible trouble and needs him. Paz is
committed to protecting Caitlin, always knows when she
needs his help and drops everything to be in close
proximity. And Paz's visions are never wrong -- there is
some nasty stuff brewing for Caitlin and Cort Wesley.
The investigation into Dylan's vicious attack uncovers
abhorrent ties to a hi-tech Chinese firm that's in the
process of structuring the new 5G wireless network for the
U.S. and has established itself in San Antonio. The man in
charge of the enterprise, Li Zhen, has worked tirelessly
for years to achieve success, but at what cost? It's
obvious the secretive man has mysterious motives, but what
are they? And will they be discovered before it's too late
for Texas -- and the United States?
STRONG DARKNESS, Jon Land's sixth Caitlin Strong
thriller, is an exhilarating adventure with the same
nonstop action fans have come to expect from this exemplary
series. The gripping and intricate plot is deftly written
with remarkable characters involved in dangerous, daring
exploits. The historical material woven into the plot
progression makes the storyline even more interesting and
enjoyable. STRONG DARKNESS is another winner for the clever
and talented Jon Land.
Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in her most
thrilling adventure yet in Jon Land's STRONG DARKNESS
1883: Texas Ranger William Ray Strong teams up with
Judge Roy Bean to track down the Old West's first serial
killer, who's stitching a trail of death along the railroad
lines slicing their way through Texas.
The Present: Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong finds
herself pursuing another serial killer whose methods are
eerily similar to the one pursued by her great-grandfather
almost a century-and-a-half before. But that's just the
beginning of her problems. The son of her boyfriend is
nearly beaten to death at Brown University.
The investigation leads back to Texas and to the Chinese
high-tech company awarded the contract to build the US's 5G
network. Li Zhen, the company's founder, counts that as the
greatest achievement of his career, but it hides his true
motivations — nothing less than China's total domination of
the United States.
His plan is backed by elements of the Chinese underworld.
Up against an army at Li's disposal, Caitlin blazes a
violent trail across country and continent in search of
secrets hidden in the past, but it's a secret from the
present that holds the key. Darkness is coming, and only
Caitlin Strong can find the light before it's too late.