I’ve always wanted to write a series and when the idea came for “Matt Kemp – U.S. Marshal” I knew I was onto something. The first book is how Kemp first joined the U.S. Marshal Service in the Old West. Known as a gunfighter, Matt brings his unique fighting and deductive skills to taming a lawless land.
I also thought it was important to introduce the Director who introduces Kemp to the Marshal’s badge and all that it stands for. These two men are like “peas-in-a-pod”, they both have an innate sense of right and wrong and will bring criminals to justice wherever they find them.
Matt Kemp is a footloose gunfighter when he arrives at the lawless gold-mining town of Bannack, Montana to scoop his fortune from the creeks. But he and his saddle partner soon find out that the gold rush is over and only the mine owners are getting rich…as are the outlaws who feast off of them.
When Kemp’s young partner is killed he vows to seek revenge on the bandits that have been robbing and killing anything that moves on the roads out of Bannack. But Kemp is soon up against the powerful local mine owners and their vigilantes who are determined to hang every outlaw they can find.
A U.S. Marshal has arrived in Bannack in an attempt to arrest the outlaws and anyone else who thinks they are above the law. Seeing the potential in Kemp, he attempts to recruit the gunslinger into the United States Marshals Service before the man shoots everyone to hell.
If you like detective stories and mysteries, then the Mat Kemp books are for you. Set in the Old West, you will read how murder, power, and lies were just as prevalent then as they are in today’s fiction. These U.S. Marshal stories occur around the same time that Sherlock Holmes is solving crimes across the pond. Both men are incredibly insightful and can read a crime scene in a glance.
I hope you take the time to read this book. If you’re having any difficulty then simply type in my name, Rick Jantz, into your country’s Amazon search bar and you will find “Matt Kemp: U.S. Marshal – Call of Country.” If you like the book please feel free to leave me a comment below or on Amazon. As an author, I always value feedback (good and bad) on my books so that I may continue to grow in my writing and give you the stories you are looking for. Thanks.