Megan Docket is a young, small-town, rural lawyer, who inherited the family law firm from her late father and who seems to attract trouble and mystery wherever she goes, in author Judy Bruce’s Wind Series of books. In this latest offering (Wind Series Book 6) Vengeance in the Wind, the readers find Megan visiting the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. By the time she leaves to return home she has been the subject of an attempted attack and has semi-adopted a young, native American man, who she plans to help find his way in life and suitable employment, back in her home town. Before too long, Nate, is joined by another man from the reservation, Rex, who was actually the one who was going to attack Megan. Whilst helping the neighbours set up a “haunted house” run, for the locals, as part of Halloween celebrations, two murders occur and Megan and her husband, State Trooper, Jay finds themselves in the middle of a mystery and a dangerous vendetta that will put them, their family and their friends at risk. With Megan’s special intuition about evil and danger, can she solve the mystery killings before she or her loved ones are caught up in the mayhem?
Vengeance in the Wind (Wind Series Book 6) is an action-packed, mystery adventure with a strong female lead, in Megan Docket. Author Judy Bruce has done a fine job of painting a picture of this diminutive, yet feisty and determined young lawyer who takes no bull from anyone and is certain of one thing – when her and her friends are threatened, she will back down to no one. I particularly liked that Megan’s “super power” – her sense of evil and impending danger was played so subtly. I thought the author got the balance perfectly right in ascribing this unknown “gift” to young Megan. I do appreciate an author who drops in subtle hints as to the backstory that may exist in previous iterations of this series allowing the reader to understand why certain decisions were taken or certain situations developed, although I did feel it was slightly overdone on this occasion, harking back to events that a reader coming in at Book 6 would probably have no interest or understanding of. That being said, if you like fast-paced mysteries with an ensemble cast of characters and a “kick-ass” female lead this series could well be for you.