With a murder indictment hanging over his head, a pissed-off cop on his tail, and an unknown woman diving through his car window during a shoot-out at a sewage plant, Halford Turnbull has just one goal: To prove his innocence.
Not to the prosecutors, not to the cops.
To his brother.
But brother Handford is halfway across the country and between Carson City NV and Huntsville TX is a pile of trouble that Hal simple can’t seem to avoid.
All he wanted was to buy a DVD of a murder. Twenty grand in stolen money to pay for it but the buy goes badly, leaving him fleeing a hail of bullets. A few miles down the road and he finds himself, and the stripper who jumped in his car, at a church filled with self-flagellant priests in Valentine, Texas. Another frenzy of bullets, a riot of bodies, and Hal flees again.
It is a 2000 mile journey which may lead to redemption or just get him killed, and yet there is no way Hal Turnbull can avoid driving those miles.
“Double-crosses, triple-crosses, a storm of bullets, and one bloody grab at redemption…and Hal Turnbull still has 2000 miles to go. This is a mean, greasy V-8 of a book and Trey R. Barker’s at the wheel. Buckle up.”
—Sean Doolittle, author of Burn, Dirt, Rain Dogs, Safer, and Lake Country
“…a bullet of a novel, wrecking havoc through the Southwest. Calling it noir and hardboiled is like saying Paris Hilton likes to party once in a while.”
—F. Paul Wilson, acclaimed author of the Repairman Jack series