In the Land of Dead Horses by Bruce McCandless III was released last month.
In the Land of Dead Horses tells the story of Texas Ranger Jewel T. Lightfoot’s pursuit of and confrontation with a resurrected horror from another age—a manifestation of the Mayan god of darkness, unearthed from its subterranean crypt in the wastelands of the Chihuahuan Desert and set loose on an unsuspecting world.
Lightfoot, a hard-drinking Texas Ranger, is aided by an aging silver miner named Ernesto Zavala and his grandson Antonio, a rangy firebrand who longs to free his people from the rule of Porfirio Diaz’s corrupt Mexican government. Together, these unlikely heroes face off against a sinister German academic, a trio of religious fanatics who wants to restore the glory of the Mayan empire, and a horror from the depths of history that grows stronger with each setting sun.
Join Jewel Lightfoot in what Kirkus Reviews calls “a paranormal whodunit that offers a gripping battle between good and evil.” But be careful: Not everyone who rides out of Austin in the fall of 1908 is going to make it back alive.
I was sent a copy of the novel and can’t wait to get into it! You can check out the book (here).