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Vengeance is Mine: A Red River Mystery #4

Vengeance is Mine: A Red River Mystery #4

by Reavis Z Wortham
Vengeance is Mine: A Red River Mystery #4

Vengeance is Mine: A Red River Mystery #4

by Reavis Z Wortham



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By October 1967... the Summer of Love is history, rock and roll is dark and revolutionary, and people in the small East Texas community of Center Springs want only a quiet life. Unluckily, two years earlier, Anthony Agrioli met newlyweds Cody and Norma Faye Parker in a Vegas casino and heard their enthusiastic descriptions of Center Springs as the perfect place to settle down and raise a family. Now handsome hit man Agrioli and a blonde bombshell full of surprises need a place to hide out and, if possible, duck retribution from his Las Vegas crime boss.
Thirteen-year-old Top Parker has what his grandmother, Miss Becky, calls a Poisoned Gift. His dreams, though random and disconnected, always seem to come true. This time Top dreams he�s a wagon wheel with spokes converging from all directions. To him, the spokes symbolize that something is coming. And it is�Center Springs will soon become a combat zone when a squad of gangsters arrives. Oddly, they�re after something else. Not Agrioli�yet. Add a sheriff crooked as a dog�s hind leg, an unsolved murder in the river bottoms, counterfeit money, and a bank robbery to this country-noir Shakespearian comedy, cast it with Wortham�s real and sometimes wacky characters including a constable and a judge, and the outcomes become unpredictable.

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BN ID: 2940149643516
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Red River Mysteries , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 425,234
File size: 918 KB

About the Author

Author Reavis Z. Wortham�s first novel, The Rock Hole, is described by Kirkus Reviews as �an unpretentious gem written to the hilt and harrowing in its unpredictability.� Kirkus also listed it as one of the �Top12 Mysteries of 2011.� Burrows, the second Red River Mystery, received a Starred Review by Publishers Weekly: �Wortham combines the gonzo sensibility of Joe R. Lansdale and the elegiac mood of To Kill a Mockingbird to strike just the right balance between childhood innocence and adult horror.� The New York Times called The Right Side of Wrong, �A sleeper that deserves wider attention.�

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