TOM NICHOLS. Trouble in Texas

book-cover2TOM NICHOLS. Trouble in Texas. Books In Motion. Audiobook, 10 CDs, $24.99, www.booksinmotion.com.

Wealthy Englishman John Whyte joins the Pinkertons in the series’s third installment. He meets up with a variety of characters, including Philip Sheridan, Nathan Bedford Forrest and a riverboat cardsharp, before arriving in Texas for his first case. The land-grab plot is familiar, but Nichols invests his stiff-upper-lip hero and his friends with originality.