Monday 16 March 2020


A couple from another new to me author that I've yet to try - Frank Zafiro

Zafiro has nearly 30 books published with about a dozen of them collaborations with other authors such as Eric Beetner, Jim Wilsky, Colin Conway and Lawrence Kelter.

I have a few more of his books on the shelves and the device, but I don't harbour ambitions to read all of his work. My pockets just aren't deep enough and there's just isn't enough time. Hopefully I'll get these two and all the others read and see what I fancy afterwards.

His website is here.

The Last Horseman (2011)

Sandy Banks is the last of The Four Horsemen, a vigilante group of ex-cops determined to right the injustices of a broken court system. But now the project is disintegrating, putting him in the middle of chaos. Betrayed by his final partner, blackmailed by the project head, and pursued by federal agents bent on busting the case wide open, Sandy scrambles to escape this mayhem with his soul intact.

At Their Own Game (2014)

Jake Stankovic has been flying below the radar for years, dealing safely in stolen property crime with his two-man crew. But times are tough, so he decides to step up to the big money with a drug deal. Everything that can go wrong, does. The deal goes bad, a vengeful detective sets his sights on Jake, one of his crew might be a turncoat, and a woman from a long past affair suddenly reappears. All of this would be complicated enough on its own, but for Jake, it's even worse.

The woman is the detective's ex-wife.

And Jake Stankovic used to be a cop.

Now Jake must face new problems and old vendettas in an all-in proposition with lives on the line. He has to find a way to get his money back, keep the girl, and beat everyone involved... At Their Own Game.


"A suspenseful descent into darkness... [Zafiro] elevates the story beyond just an entertaining caper story to being a profound examination of good, evil, betrayal, revenge and many other things that have been central to human existence since the dawn of history." - Brian Triplett, independent reviewer


  1. These sound like well-done versions of the 'getting in over your head' sort of plot, Col. And that can make for a great story as the tension builds. I like it, too, that they're both standalones, so that you can read either (or both) when it suits.

    1. That's a great description Margot. I'm looking forward to both when the times comes.