Strong to the Bone (Caitlin Strong, #9) by Jon Land

Strong to the Bone (Caitlin Strong, #9)

Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong takes on a gang of neo-Nazis in Strong Cold Dead, an action-packed novel of the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series by Jon Land 1944: Texas Ranger Jim Strong investigates a triple murder inside a Nazi POW camp in Texas.The Present: His daughter, fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, finds herself pursuing the killer her father never caught in the most personal case of her career a conspiracy stretching...

Details Strong to the Bone (Caitlin Strong, #9)

TitleStrong to the Bone (Caitlin Strong, #9)
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
GenreFiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Westerns, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Strong to the Bone (Caitlin Strong, #9)

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    After reading Strong Cold Dead, book eight in the series last year did I buy the first two books in the series. I haven't gotten to them yet, but I plan to have a Caitlin Strong marathon someday! Anyway, when I got the chance to read this book did I not hesitate. I loved Strong Cold Dead and I couldn't wait to read this one!Part of the reason that I like this series so much is the parallel storylines that have a connection with each other. In thi...
  • Sherry Fundin
    I am so happy to be back into a rootin’ tootin’ Caitlin Strong adventure. The Texas Rangers and Nazis…doesn’t bode well for the Nazis. LOLRight off, Jon Land does what he does so well, makes me so curious and surprised about our prisoner of war camps in Texas during World War II, that questions arise. Why have I never thought of this before? Was I never taught in school? Is is true? I know a lot of people don’t care one way or another a...
  • Ms. Just One More Book (Kris Miller)
    A thrilling adventure that spans decades is Jon Land's ninth addition to the Caitlin Strong series. In 1944 Texas Ranger Earl Strong was dispatched to a holding camp for Germany's POWs in Hearne Texas. A prisoner had escaped after killing three men, bringing the attention of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Today, fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is dealing with the fallout of that investigation. A modern day Nazi movement has risen--lik...
  • Cheryl
    This is my first introduction to Caitlin and this series. Despite having not read the prior novels in this series, I still was able to jump right into this book. In the beginning I was really into this book. Caitlin is a strong female heroine. I love a good female lead. Caitlin and Cort's relationship was a good one. Since, this was book nine in this series; they were settled as a couple, so their relationship did not need to be on full display. ...
  • Amy
    Land always finds something unique with which to develop his stories. For this, he wanted to challenge himself, as well as his lead character, Caitlin Strong. That element is sexual assault. Without giving anything away, I will say that his telling was done well.As anyone who reads this series knows, Land tells his tale from historical and modern day perspectives. For this story, his Texas Ranger and friends take on the Nazis. What if Adolf Hitle...
  • Ray Palen
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  • Vivian
    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.Caitlin Strong, Texas Ranger, is back and starts things off with a blast...of water. Caitlin's current day story begins in Austin, Texas where she has delivered a speech to law enforcement officers. After she and her lover, Cort Westley Masters, eat dinner and attend a show, there's a ruckus down the street at Stubb's Barbeque when a university party gets out of contr...
  • Russell
    “You may be able to walk on water, Ranger, but quicksand’s a whole other thing,” a character advised Caitlin Strong early on in Strong to the Bone.And quicksand is pretty much what Caitlin finds herself mired in here in the superb ninth book to feature the stalwart Texas Ranger who’s as close to a female Jack Reacher as it gets. No, she doesn’t use her fists with the aplomb of Lee Child’s seminal series hero, but she more than makes u...
  • Joan
    This is no cozy mystery. The body count is high and so is the action. Caitlin is the kind of gutsy heroine I would want to be. She's a rogue Ranger, going off to work on her own. Her superior puts up with it because he knows she'll get it done.The plot in this novel is particularly timely. In this era of revealing sexual assault, Caitlin tackles a rape case that becomes very personal. Also part of the plot is a Nazi kind of white supremacy group....
  • Cheryl
    George Orwell once wrote that ‘People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.’This is the ninth book in the Caitlin Strong series and I do believe I would have gotten more out of this story if I'd read the other eight books. That isn't to say I didn't enjoy this book because I did. I just feel that it would have been more fleshed out with a background on Texas Ranger Caitlin St...
  • MomsTeach
    17+ like most of this series. This one, however, is special. Strong to the Bone takes on the most intense topics of any Caitlin Strong book I've read, dealing with both rape and racism. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been for the author to put this story onto the page, given the darkness hanging over it. Mr. Land does not mince words and manages to treat these topics with the appropriate mix of frankness and delicacy, all while hit...
  • Carol Crigger
    The story begins in Hearne, Texas, in 1944. As in all of the Strong books, Mr. Land writes a rousing contemporary story while rooting his Texas Ranger based adventures in the past. Caitlin Strong, as the first female Texas Ranger, has taken up the job where her father and grandfather left off. Not only is the continuity familial, but the crimes.This story, as though ripped from today’s headlines⏤I sometimes think Colonel Paz is based on Jon L...
  • Elise
    Nazis, Aryan Nation, Hells Angels, drug running, illegal aliens, FBI, Homeland Security, Venezuelan hitmen, a corporate raider, greed, politics, and Texas Rangers converge in Jon Land‘s latest Caitlin Strong thriller, Strong to the Bone. A secret calls out from the past of WW2, to come home to roost in Caitlin’s latest case. A secret so frightening to the average American that the US government made sure it lay hidden away for 70 years. A sec...
  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    I absolutely LOVE finding an incredible author that generates such an interest in their novels, that once you begin them, not only are you transported into the story as a bystander, but you simply can't put it down. Such is the case with my introduction to Jon Land's series of Caitlin Strong novels, with his latest, number nine by the way, Strong to the Bone. This is my first experience with this author and let me tell you, he can weave a story s...
  • LAWonder10
    Caitlin Strong is a third generation Texas Ranger. She can handle almost any situation without fear, that is until she has to revisit one incident in her past. Can she finally find answers and put this behind her, once and for all?Retired from Special Forces, and "partner in crime" with Caitlin Strong, Cort Westley Masters was faced with his own challenges. He discovers, along with a rebellious son, demons from his ancestral past has arisen to ha...
  • Shelly
    This is the first Jon Land book I've read and now I'd love to go back and read the entire Caitlin Strong collection! She is an incredibly strong character -- it doesn't take you long to discover just how deep that strength is. She's continuing the tradition as working as a Texas Ranger; however, she's the first woman in her family to work in that field. Being a lover of history, the flashbacks to 1944 - time of WWII and horrific, tragic events th...
  • Miriam
    Graphic Audio's production of this western - murder mystery is a wonderfully complicated tale set in 1944 and present day Texas. Fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, granddaughter for Early Strong, investigates mysterious drug-related deaths that lead back to Armand Fisker, who was marketing a bio-weapon and possibly descended from a Nazi prisoner. Listen carefully. You don't want to miss a minute.I'm a fan of Graphic Audio performances...
  • Robert Scott
    +++Nazis in Texas? You bet. During WWII there were German prisoner of war camps all through the state. This novel touches on that, on conspiracies nation & world wide, and on family, clandestine government involvement and sexual assault. Caitlin of course is at the forefront in all that occurs in the present & the recent past. Cort Wesley and his two sons also have central roles. The surrounding cast are a ghost, sandalwood aftershave, biker gang...
  • Jenna
    2.5 starsnot bad. i'm not too keen on stories w/nazi's.but i did think adding the element of caitlin being a victim of rape in her youth was interesting.and when will Dylan just get a normal life? that poor kid keeps attracting trouble.i liked how the story w/his father in prison intersected Armand's (the bad guy in this book) father's time in prison. and also how they were acquainted already thru Cort's past criminal history.the flashbacks & pre...
  • George Krasilovsky
    Been a while that I read a Caitlin Strong novel. Land has a similar approach linking her cases with her father's or grandfathers. While I enjoyed the book, getting a little old in its approach. Maybe I'm cynical today!
  • Michele bookloverforever
    Strong to the Bone: A Caitlin Strong NovelWell, this was a spellbinder. As usual, the last mixed with the present. The sexual assault plotline resonated with me. As usual, the author issued a wonderful thriller.
  • Sue
    I've read the entire series. I think the story lines are thought through and researched but the stilted conversations really annoyed me. Everyone goes by a nickname and tries too hard to be macho. Doubt if I will continue with the next book.
  • Wall-to-wall books - wendy
    Review coming
  • Rita
    This one kind of just drug along.
  • Mike Bratek
    Close cigar! As the plot juggles too much for me to handle. Once it does, it is a fine array of violence, love, and respect.
  • Eileen
    I enjoyed this book more than the previous book in the series. It captured my interest and had several story lines merging into one to make a good read.
  • Cheryl
    Buckle up! Badass Caitlin Strong, Texas Ranger, is back and taking readers on another thrill ride of plots and subplots. This is the 9th novel in the series but easily reads as a stand alone. After reading STRONG COLD DEAD, I jumped at the chance to read this book!This story spans 3 generations of the Strongs, all Texas Rangers. Earl Strong, Caitlin’s grandfather, is a legend of his time, and is hunting for a Nazi POW that has escaped but not b...