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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High White Sun Reviews
This was even better than the first book! And while you could skip reading the first book- as the author does a commendable job explaining who the repeat characters are and why they behave they way they do, you would be doing yourself a huge disservice not reading The Far Empty first.
The characters This author writes about don’t come off as being phony, or near super human, they come off believable. The they evil characters are truly evil.
This time around the evil comes from white supremacists, ...more
interesting characters. Good plot. Outstanding book
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 ...more
This book started off strong and stayed that way all the way through the very end. Such a good read!
Sheriff Cherry is back in his new role as Sheriff instead of Deputy. He brings with him a fresh faced Hispanic woman and a craggy old widower who has nothing better to do than teach the new sheriff and his deputy some of the police work he’s learned through the decades. Not far from the Mexico border and just inside Sheriff Cherry’s county is a White Supremacist gang putting all the pieces in place for a race war, or is that just what they want the Sheriff to think! High White Sun is a sequel bu ...more
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!