Review By Moon Mullins
Summary: A great new book from Nick Jacobellis that captures the spirit and work ethic of the two main characters who serve as Mounted US Custom Inspectors.
Set in March of 1916, these men rode horseback and used the rail system to investigate
smuggling in the old South. In this book, they are investigating arms and ammo
destined for Pancho Villa. The two main characters, Kelly and Atwood, are
surveilling a smuggler named Nathan Fox when several hundred of Pancho Villa’s
men invade a small border town. This town is also the main port of entry for
the area. During a planned raid, Kelly and Atwood end up saving Nathan Fox’s
life, and in turn, he develops loyalty to them. The relationship develops, and
Nathan ends up working with the Feds to intercept the next smuggling shipment
of arms and ammo.
The characters in Guns South are well-developed and believable. Kelly and Atwood
are both experienced and dedicated lawmen, and they make a great team. Nathan
Fox is a complex character who is torn between his loyalty to Pancho Villa and
his desire to help the US government.
Overall, Guns South is a well-written and entertaining novel. It is a must-read for fans of
historical fiction and Westerns. What a fantastic book about the old south
border patrol told by an experienced and retired Customs Agent that makes the
pages come alive with action and suspense. I hope you get a chance to read this
book and the others by Nick. You are in for a treat.
The author, Nick Jacobellis, is a retired Customs Agent who brings his own experience
to the story. The details of the day-to-day operations of the US Customs
Service are accurate and well-described.
Here is a link to the book online at Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Guns-South-Nick-Jacobellis/dp/173335168X/ref=sr_1_14?crid=3LF00G4VOBIAR&keywords=south+guns&qid=1692905937&s=books&sprefix=south+guns%2Cstripbooks%2C65&sr=1-14
Book data: 244 pages, 6 x 9 paperback format in American English language.
Overall: 5 stars
Readability: 5 stars
Believability: 5 stars
Accuracy: 5 stars
Relevance and storytelling: 5 stars