Nightfall Over Nicodemus
By R. G. Yoho
White Feather Press, Hamilton, MI
Reviewed by Keith Jones
R. G. Yoho does it again with “Nightfall Over Nicodemus.” In this fast paced Western, Yoho weaves the little known town of Nicodemus, Kansas settled by former slaves and the role of black cowboys into his tale.
The opening of this story finds Kellen Malone rescuing former slave Damon Gates from being murdered. Gabriel Burns, a legendary gunman had already sacrificed his life intervening on Gates’ behalf and Malone finishes the rescue. Gates and Malone discover that Burns had been paid to protect a family from a strong arm land baron when he stopped to help Gates. Gates felt honor bound to finish the job and takes Malone with him.
Like the previous entries in the Kellen Malone series, “Nightfall Over Nicodemus” will leave you more than satisfied. Highly recommended.