While back I had the opportunity to listen to the audiobook of BULL MOUNTAIN by Brian Panowich,
which I really loved, so I was pleased to have the opportunity to read LIKE LIONS. I'm overjoyed to report
that this book is just as awesome as BULL MOUNTAIN.
Sheriff Clayton Burroughs may have survived the events from the first
book, but he's living with the guilt of being the one that finally put down
his older brother. Although his brother was the head of the family's
criminal enterprise, he was holding a woman hostage. Still suffering
from the wounds he received when he was almost killed, Clayton knows
no one blames him for his actions, but that doesn't stop him from
feeling guilty. At least he still has his wife Kate and newborn son Even...
if he doesn't manage to push her away. New problems are on the
horizon and without the criminal Burroughs brothers to put fear in other
criminals, it is up to Clayton to stop a rival organization from taking
I'm very pleased to say that LIKE
LIONS is a great sequel to BULL
MOUNTAIN. The second part of the novel especially rocked my
socks. And even though I like Clayton very much is it Kate that really
shows, once again, what a badass woman she is. Clayton really did pick
the right woman to marry. The story has both action-packed and
heartwarming moments. There are so many interesting things going on
in this book, but I don't want to spoil anything. So, just get both books
and read them in order. It's better that way! The book ended very
satisfyingly. Now I just hope that it will be more books!
A powerful follow up to multiple award-winning debut
Brian Panowich burst onto the crime fiction scene in 2015,
winning awards and accolades from readers and critics alike
for his smoldering debut, Bull Mountain. Now with
Like Lions, he cements his place as one of the
outstanding new voices in crime fiction.
Clayton Burroughs is a small-town Georgia sheriff, a new
father, and, improbably, the heir apparent of Bull
Mountainís most notorious criminal family.
As he tries to juggle fatherhood, his job and his recovery
from being shot in the confrontation that killed his two
criminally-inclined brothers last year, heís doing all he
can just to survive. Yet after years of carefully toeing the
line between his life in law enforcement and his family, he
finally has to make a choice.
When a rival organization makes a first foray into Burroughs
territory, leaving a trail of bodies and a whiff of fear in
its wake, Clayton is pulled back into the life he so
desperately wants to leave behind. Revenge is a powerful
force, and the vacuum left by his brothersí deaths has left
them all vulnerable. With his wife and child in danger, and
the way of life in Bull Mountain under siege for everyone,
Clayton will need to find a way to bury the bloody legacy of
his past once and for all.