Comwhat we read, watched, and Listened to in May—Outside “Furious and electric. They hold the girl captive, but she breaks loose overnight and heads south into the desert. The shooter: a fever-eyed, fearsome girl-child with a TEC-9 in her left hand and a worn shotgun in her right. A fever dream. Publishers weekly, *starred Review!*Breaking Bad meets No Country for Old Men.
Rough Animals: An American Western Thriller - . That is until one morning when, just after spotting one of their steers lying dead in the field, Wyatt is hit in the arm by a hail of gunfire that takes four more cattle with it. Steeped in a mythic, wildly alive language of its own, and gripping from the first gunshot to the last, Rough Animals is a tour de force from a powerful new voice.
Cry of the Hawk: A Novel Jonas Hook Book 1Domain - Set primarily on the high plains during the 1860s, this novel has the epic sweep of the frontier built into it. Publishers weeklyjonah hook fought for the Confederacy at Pea Ridge and Corinth, where he was wounded, captured, and sent to the prison hellhole they called Rock Island. The only way out for the young Reb was to don a blue uniform and serve on the western frontier as a “galvanized Yankee.
Along the north platte, tongue, and Powder rivers, Jonah Hook fights side by side with a buckskinned scout named Shadrach Sweete. When he returns to his Missouri farm, he finds an empty house and overgrown land. Now it will take all the knowledge and hard cunning he acquired on the frontier to rescue his family from the brutal men who kidnapped them.
Cry of the Hawk: A Novel Jonas Hook Book 1 - Finding them will be the journey of a lifetime.
A World of Hurt A Wilkie John Western Book 1Pinnacle - This is one of them. There are a million ways to die in the old west. His latest gig—working a cattle drive from Mobeetie, Texas, to Fort Worth—is no exception. A fancily-dressed bounty hunter from New Orleans, Gentleman Jack is ready to nail and hang young Wilkie as soon he arrives in town. Or both. Wilkie barely makes it out alive.
. If wilkie can manage to outsmart, or outgun this not-so-gentle man, outrun, he just might go down in history. From his ill-fated stint in the U. S. Army to a back-breaking job as a gravedigger, Wilkie just can’t seem to catch a break. He claims the boy is the most wanted outlaw in Texas. For a young man of seventeen, Wilkie John Liquorish has lived one sorry life.
A World of Hurt A Wilkie John Western Book 1 - If you appreciate a good story and good writing, grab anything Tim Bryant writes and prepare to be hooked and fully entertained. Joe R. Or swing from a tree. The food-poisoning death of a chuckwagon cook has everyone spooked, and the fear spreads like a disease.
Bearskin: A NovelEcco - Partnering with his predecessor, a scientist who hopes to continue her research on the preserve, Rice puts into motion a plan that could expose the poachers but risks revealing his own whereabouts to the dangerous people he was running from in the first place. James mclaughlin expertly brings the beauty and danger of Appalachia to life.
The result is an elemental, slow burn of a novel—one that will haunt you long after you turn the final page. Box, #1 nyt bestselling author of The DisappearedRice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He’s found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins.
Bearskin: A Novel - It’s hard work, and totally solitary—perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he’s so desperately sought is suddenly at risk. More bears are killed on the preserve and Rice’s obsession with catching the poachers escalates, leading to hostile altercations with the locals and attention from both the law and Rice’s employers.
There are very few first novels when I feel compelled to circle brilliant passages, but James McLaughlin’s writing had me doing just that. C. J. Winner of the 2019 edgar for best first novel“bearskin is visceral, and compelling—filled with sights, smells, raw, and sounds truly observed.
Winter's Rage: A Byron Tibor ThrillerSBD - Enrolled in a special darpa experiment known as the ‘guilt-free soldier’ program, Byron’s PTSD is cured, and he is given augmented powers. But his newfound abilities leave him isolated and prone to unpredictable rages. Now, hunted by the government, Byron has taken refuge in the remote Appalachian town of Winter’s Rage.
But byron’s peaceful existence is about to be shattered by the arrival of a troubled young woman on the run from a violent drug cartel. Sean black is the future of thriller writing. Ken bruen. Special forces veteran byron tibor is back in Winter’s Rage, the latest book from acclaimed thriller writer, Sean Black, author of the bestselling Ryan Lock series.
Winter's Rage: A Byron Tibor Thriller - After years as a government trouble-shooter, working in the most dangerous places in the world, Byron suffered a breakdown.
Whiskey When We're DryViking - Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, she cuts off her hair, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, jess's quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah--dead or alive.
Wrestling with her brother's outlaw identity, Jess must outmaneuver those who underestimate her, and haunted by questions about her own, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right. It's riveting in all the right ways -- a damn good read that stayed with me long after closing the covers. Timothy egan, a gritty and lyrical american epic about a young woman who disguises herself as a boy and heads west In the spring of 1885, New York Times bestselling author of The Worst Hard Time From a blazing new voice in fiction, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead.
Whiskey When We're Dry - Named a best book by entertainment Weekly, Goodreads, Southern Living, O Magazine, Outside Magazine, Oprah. Com, fodor’s travel, sioux city journal, HelloGiggles, Parade, Read it Forward, Medium. Com, and npr’s All Things Considered. Told in jess's wholly original and unforgettable voice, Whiskey When We're Dry is a stunning achievement, an epic as expansive as America itself--and a reckoning with the myths that are entwined with our history.
A thunderclap of originality, here is a fresh voice and fresh take on one of the oldest stories we tell about ourselves as Americans and Westerners.
TyrannyPinnacle - From the national bestselling authors of stand your ground comes an explosive story of citizens’ rights, government wrongs, and freedom’s last stand—deep in the heart of Texas…AMERICA UNDER FIREG. W. But when the irs claims he owes a fortune in back taxes—and some stiffs from the Bureau of Land Management tell him his family’s deed is invalid—G.
W. To join the cause. To live free or die…The battle lines are drawn. The land he owns has been in his family for generations. Refuses to stand down. The feds hit G. W. To fight against tyranny. Brannock is proud to be a rancher, a West Texan, and a American. This land is his land, and there’s only one way the government can take it: over his dead body…The battle lines are drawn.
Tyranny - With everything they’ve got, from legal threats to sabotage to hired thugs. But when his story makes the national news, a veritable army of ordinary citizens rises up and rushes to West Texas. The next civil war is about to begin. All G.
The Heavenly Table: A NovelAnchor - Dispossessed farmer pearl jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane the eldest; handsome; intelligent; Cob short; heavy set; a bit slow; and Chimney the youngest; thin; ill-tempered. Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, and his wife, Eddie, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eula.
. No good can come of it. After ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, unforgettable, his life is put on a surprising, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. Or can it?in the gothic tradition of flannery o'connor and cormac mccarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.
The Heavenly Table: A Novel - It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. From donald ray pollock, electrifying and, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, gritty, comes a dark, disturbingly, weirdly funny new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors.
The Eye of the TigerZaffre - He was muscle, a soldier, in the jargon. It gave me a sick little slide in the guts to know that it had found me out again. He left that life behind. But that life hasn't left him. But when the great mogul diamond is the prize, all Harry knows is that he'll do anything to get there first. Then his next group arrives, with very specific instructions for Harry -instructions that suggest they know exactly who he is.
This was a man trained to live with and by violence. I had hoped never to see this kind of barracuda cruising St Mary's placid waters. Harry fletcher lives a quiet life these days, running a tourist fishing boat from the quiet island of St Mary's, off the South African coast. Before he knows it, harry has been swept back into a world of greed and violence, of men who will do anything to get their hands on the treasure under the sea, and of women who are too beautiful to trust.
The Eye of the Tiger - . An action-packed thriller from global bestseller Wilbur Smith"It takes one to recognise one.
The BlindsEcco - Welcome to the blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don’t know if they’ve perpetrated a crime or just witnessed one. The more he learns, the more the hard truth is revealed: The Blinds is no sleepy hideaway. What’s clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead. For eight years, sheriff calvin cooper has kept an uneasy peace—but after a suicide and a murder in quick succession, the town’s residents revolt.
It’s simmering with violence and deception, aching heartbreak and dark betrayals. Bolo top read of 2017popsugar best book of 2017 from the edgar award-nominated author of shovel ready, with their memories altered, the Coen Brothers, and LostImagine a place populated by criminals—people plucked from their lives, Jim Thompson, a blistering new thriller that Dennis Lehane calls “propulsive and meaningful”For fans of Cormac McCarthy, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance.
The Blinds - . Cooper has his own secrets to protect, so when his new deputy starts digging, he needs to keep one step ahead of her—and the mysterious outsiders who threaten to tear the whole place down.
China StarNew Word City, Inc. - One of the best adventure writers today. At the heart of this electrifying novel are a strong-willed pacifist and her reluctant rescuer, two people from vastly different worlds who become bound together in a desperate game of survival, pitted against deadly forces that must be stopped at any cost - even their own lives.
. A master storyteller. Clive cusslerthe secrecy of a mysterious aerospace laboratory in Hong Kong. When elizabeth Grayson, the half-Chinese daughter of a U. S. A fierce drama played out on the storm-tossed Pacific Ocean - and in the depths below - where the fate of the world is in the hands of a brave young American couple.
China Star - . A daring break from a heavily guarded Chinese prison camp. Senator, discovers she has unwittingly contributed to a terrible new weapons system while doing medical research in China, she's thrown into a notorious forced labor camp to keep her quiet. Enter matt connor, a disgraced ex-submarine officer operating a tramp ocean-salvage ship out of Taiwan, who is hired by her wealthy father to get her out.