WES RAND. Payback is Hell

WES RAND. Payback is Hell. Wild West Books. 176 pages, Hardcover, $24.66; Paperback, $14.99; Kindle, $3.99.

Major Neville Stryker, returning in this third book of the series, is hired by George Hearst, a man who struck it rich in the Comstock Lode, to collect on a poker debt — “The San Francisco Examiner.” Hearst wants to give the newspaper to his son, William Randolph Hearst. The debtor, the current newspaper owner, may not survive Stryker’s unique skills of persuasion.