About El Mosaico: Hellfire

Hellfire, Texas is a strange town that needs a strange sheriff.

Hellfire is in the shadow of Silver Mesa, an otherworldly chunk of gleaming rock with strange properties. It’s a magnet for trouble and danger. So it may seem like the perfect gunslinger for the job of the town’s sheriff is Clayton Cane — a patchwork man assembled from the bodies of dead soldiers and brought to life with dark magic. And after years of working as the violent bounty hunter known as El Mosaico, Cane would like nothing more than to settle down and begin a new life as Hellfire’s stalwart peacekeeper.

But, as Cane soon discovers, being a sheriff has its own challenges. He’s got to deal with caterwauling temperance marchers, an inquisitive newspaperman and Nelly Needles, his fiery, sharp-tongued new deputy. And something worse is coming to Hellfire - a foe more terrible than any outlaw or monster that Cane has battled in the past: industry, commerce and modernization. Powerful business tycoon Gaspar Noble wants Silver Mesa - and the town of Hellfire — for himself. Cane decides to stand against him, in a battle that may be more than Hellfire - and Clayton Cane - can possibly bear.

Reviews for El Mosaico: Hellfire

We’d love to tell you more, but would require spoiling some really great surprises that await you in “Hellfire.” So now you can see our dilemma caused by Panush’ innovative approach to series writing. Is this a novel or a short story collection? A strong argument could be made for both cases but that in itself seems foolish as the important issue here is the marvelous fun of this book offers up. We lavished much praise on those first two volumes but without hesitation, “El Mosaico Vol 3 Hellfire,” is by far the best one yet. [...]

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There are quite a few surprises in this novel, and at times I found myself a little lost, but I feel that is because I didn’t read the first two books in this series before plunging into this one, however, I have read Dead Man’s Drive and find a recurring theme between the two such as a repulsive unsung hero protagonist- a rogue turned admirable. The author’s words bring the characters to life both in colorful dialogue and a kaleidoscope of descriptions. El Mosaico is a spectacular novel and anything except run-of-the-mill.

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