This time with an excerpt from The Desert Fox and the Iberico Clavel, Book three in the Iron Angel series, which starts with The Strange Fate of Capricious Jones.
Alondra Gonzalez stared with numb horror at the gallows in the town’s central square. It had been erected with frightening rapidity. Pine sap dripped down one uncured upright. The rope dangling from the crossbar was raw hemp, thick and rough. The nails holding the structure together were still shiny, without a touch of rust.
She focused on the mundane details of construction to take her mind off of the figure shackled to a post in the center of the square.