Shooting Crows At Dawn

Shooting Crows At Dawn

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by David Grace
     
 

"Revenge and justice burn across Texas in this gripping, grisly shootout" -- KIRKUS REVIEWS (02-10-12)

Jubal Dark has been the Sheriff of Francine County, Texas for twenty years, but Dark's enemy, Texas Ranger Buck Nevins, has convinced a Houston homicide detective to run against him.

Dark's failure to solve a two-year-old rape and murder, coupled with

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"Revenge and justice burn across Texas in this gripping, grisly shootout" -- KIRKUS REVIEWS (02-10-12)

Jubal Dark has been the Sheriff of Francine County, Texas for twenty years, but Dark's enemy, Texas Ranger Buck Nevins, has convinced a Houston homicide detective to run against him.

Dark's failure to solve a two-year-old rape and murder, coupled with his approaching sixtieth birthday, have led many voters to decide that Jubal should be replaced.

Four years earlier Dark had captured the wanted killer, Carl Alvin Spence, and shown him up for the back-stabbing coward he was. Spence vowed revenge. Now, two weeks before the election, Spence and two other murders have escaped from prison and are heading across Texas running for the Mexican border. On their way through Francine County they brutally kill a local family and flee in their stolen car.

With these fugitives on the loose, Dark no longer has any time or energy to worry about the election, which is now only days away. Looking down at the bodies of his murdered friends, Dark resolves to trade his star, and even his life, if that's what it will take to bring these killers to Texas Justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011313332
Publisher:
David Grace
Publication date:
05/11/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
552 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

See my profile on Goodreads.com at: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2376305.David_Grace See my profile on Amazon.com at: http://www.Amazon.Com/Author/davidgrace See my website at: http://www.davidgraceauthor.com Browse my books on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/davidgraceauthor/app_19138777091239400000499592905 To purchase trade paperback editions of my books go either to Amazon.com or to my print publisher, Wildside Press at: http://www.wildsidebooks.com/GRACE-David_c_1514.html I used to write under the name "David Alexander" but there were several other writers using that name and publishers and agents confused me with them, so I now use the pen name, "David Grace." My first published novel was "The Chocolate Spy" followed by "Fane" then "My Real Name Is Lisa" then "The Eyes Of The Blind." I have re-titled Fane as "The Accidental Magician"; re-titled "My Real Name Is Lisa" as "Stolen Angel" and re-titled "The Eyes Of The Blind" as "True Faith." All are available at Smashwords, Amazon, and other ebook sellers. All of my novels except "Daniel" are available in trade paperback editions at Amazon.com from publisher, Wildside Press. My favorite books that I wrote are "The Concrete Kiss", "Death Never Sleeps", "Death Never Lies", "Shooting Crows At Dawn", "A Death In Beverly Hills", "True Faith", "Easy Target", and "Doll's Eyes" more or less in that order but the order changes from day to day. I think the best SF stories that I have written are the Tramp stories contained in SF Stories Volume 1. I have had several Sci Fi stories published in Analog Magazine and two crime stores published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. I am a long-time member of the Science Fiction Writers of America. The legendary SF author (and friend) Jack Vance named a planet after me in "The Face" and named a lawgiver after me in "Night Lamp." I shared a story credit (with two others) for the Outer Limits episode "Joy Ride" which starred Cliff Robertson. My most recent novel is "Death Never Sleeps." I often write screenplays based on my books as well as stand-alone screenplays. I have written screenplays for: "The Concrete Kiss"; "True Faith"; "Death Never Sleeps", "Stolen Angel"; "A Death In Beverly Hills", "Doll's Eyes","The Traitor's Mistress", "Daniel" and "Etched In Bone." I have also written the non-novel related screenplays: "Dreamboat" romantic comedy; "Champion's Season" (comedy); "First Starship" (G-rated adventure).

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Shooting Crows At Dawn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
This is the second book by David Grace that I have read. It is about Texas sheriff, Jubal Dark, who is facing a reelection campaign. Due to his inability to capture a killer four years ago, many of the people of the county have lost faith in Jubal’s ability to act as sheriff. Will he still be sheriff when the votes are counted? A Texas Ranger, Buck Nevins, has become a sore spot in Jubal’s life and refuses to work with him to capture three convicts who escaped custody. Forensics specialist, Holly Sharpe, a former Ranger who worked for Buck, wants to help Dark capture the convicts even though he tells her there is no work for her in his department. Not to give too much of the story away, I will say that the twists and turns of this lawman story is one I couldn’t put down. With the new murders in Dark’s jurisdiction, an old unsolved murder, Holly’s relentless desire to help and a departmental leak, this is a book to curl up with for a good read. Mr. Grace is a wonderful writer who has the ability to capture a reader’s attention and hold it. His writing pulls the reader into the story and makes you want to keep reading far into the night. If you are looking for a crime thriller, I highly recommend this book.
timetravel More than 1 year ago
Jubal Dark has been a tough common-sense sheriff for 20 years and is facing down a re-election that is not going well. In fact, he full expects to lose. Although Dark has caught his share of criminals, there is a hostile attitude in town concerning three escaped killers and an unsolved murder cold case of a young girl. The characters are all believable. Dark is a very likeable character as a widower and father of an adult daughter. Holly Sharps is a crime scene tech working for Texas Ranger Buck Nevis. Buck allows her to make coffee, file, and pick up his dry cleaning. Holly offers to help Dark solve his cold case and work for free if he will just give her a chance. This is a pretty gritty tale and although it had a little more violence than I like, I was impressed with the quality writing and suspenseful plot. This is a great crime drama!