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High White Sun

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.Sometimes we have to be wolves . . . In the wake of Sheriff Stanford Rosss death, former deputy Chris Cherrynow Sheriff Cherryis 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 Harpera hard-edged veteran homicide detective now lured out of retirementhe 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 badge.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 Chriss 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 outgunnedinexorably 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 Murfees own sun-scorched streets . . .Welcome back to the Big Bend . . ....

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ISBN : 9780399176357
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 466 pages
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High White Sun Reviews

  • Brian

    I recently received an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I did not receive it from the publisher and I'm under no obligation to write any review. Having said that...

    I loved this book.

    It hit all the criteria I need a book in this genre to hit. Real and believable characters that make sense, including (especially) the bad guys... check. Showing me things about "the seedy side of life" that I don't ever experience in my 9-5 job... check. A plausible story that doesn't make me jump through hoops to

  • Steven Wells

    I appreciated the author's prose, and a portrait of West Texas was well painted. The author describes the arroyos and mountains using vibrant and sensual descriptions. I was unsure of his choice of first person for one character, but it did allow a second location of the story to seem more integrated, and helped engage his personality. Overall it was enjoyable to read and captured the nature of criminals, and the law enforcement officers who strive to prevent their actions.

  • Robert L Gold

    High white sun review

    Beautiful book and beautiful language. I give it 4 stars because I got a bit slow in the second half, though still a pleasure. Read it!

  • Vernon Luckert

    Review is of a free copy from a Goodreads giveaway. I am most impressed with this author. I enjoyed the novel so much I am going to have to get a copy of his first novel, "The Far Empty" to read. Author develops some characters that are evil to the core, but very intelligent - and there are indeed people like that out there. Get a copy of this book and enjoy.

  • Carl

    interesting characters. Good plot. Outstanding book

  • Gary F Thomas

    Keep them comming

    I hoped the second book would be as good as the first and it is. I sure hope we hear more from the sheriff from big bend.