This last book in the series of four books just wasn't as great as the others. The story starts with a bang; Hunter Moran is racing his horse to evade some men who want to kill him; finally he jumps aboard a moving train to escape. When he does, he runs into Annalee Amory, a ditsy (in a good way) young woman who thinks Moran is probably an outlaw. She helps him but refuses to give him her name. Of course, we know they will meet again.
The plot calls for just too many coincidences to be realistic. However, the characters are interesting and interact well with each other. Hunter's problem (Frank Sutton) was mentioned heavily at first; then the story becomes a comedy of misunderstandings and dialogue between H & h. Then the story returns to a serious discussion of Hunter's problems with his neighbor. The story seemed almost episodic, instead of a smoothly moving plot line.
1. Beloved Outcast (1996)
2. Cade's Justice (1997)
3. Burke's Rules (1998)
4. Hunter's Law (2000)