By Robert J. Thomas
In the ninth novel titled Blood Trail, Jess finds himself on the hunt for yet another wanted outlaw. He travels to a little town called Hope, Kansas, and when he does, he finds Brendon Petersen and his band out outlaws. Petersen wants United States Marshal Frank Reedy dead for putting him in prison.
Jess ends up tracking Petersen and his band of outlaws along a trail that leads from Hope and follows a path north toward Wichita, leaving a trail of blood and dead bodies along the way. Jess kills many of Petersen's men, but when Petersen finds out that Jess was the man who killed his brother Wick, Petersen turns his attention to Jess with a vengence.