In this fiery and violent new sequel to The Far Empty, even though Sheriff Ross is dead and gone, outlaws still walk free, peace comes at a price, and redemption remains hard to find. Some things in the Big Bend never change.
G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: March 20, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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Mass Market Paperback (reprint - June 2019)
Thriller | Suspense
Sometimes we have to be wolves . . .
In the wake of Sheriff Stanford Ross’s death, former
deputy Chris Cherry—now Sheriff Cherry—is the new “law”
in Big Bend County, yet he still struggles to escape the
long, dark shadow of that infamous lawman. As Chris tries
to remake and modernize his corrupt department, bringing
in new deputies, including young America Reynosa and Ben
Harper—a hard-edged veteran homicide detective now lured
out of retirement—he finds himself constantly staring
down a town unwilling to change, friends and enemies
unable to let go of the past, and the harsh limits of his
But it's only when a local Rio Grande guide is brutally
and inexplicably murdered, and America and Ben's ongoing
investigation is swept aside by a secretive federal
agent, that the novice sheriff truly understands just how
tenuous his hold on that badge really is. And as other
new threats rise right along with the unforgiving West
Texas sun, nothing can prepare Chris for the high cost of
crossing dangerous men such as John Wesley Earl, a high-
ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the
patriarch of a murderous clan that's descended on Chris’s
hometown of Murfee; or Thurman Flowers, a part-time
pastor and full-time white supremacist hell-bent on
founding his violent Church of Purity in the very heart
of the Big Bend.
Before long, Chris, America, and Ben are outmaneuvered,
outnumbered, and outgunned—inexorably drawn into a nearly
twenty-year vendetta that began with a murdered Texas
Ranger on a dusty highway outside of Sweetwater, and that
can only end with fire, blood, and bullets in Murfee’s
own sun-scorched streets . . .
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