Harry Hunsicker is a novelist and former executive vice-president of the Mystery Writers of America. His work has been short-listed for both the Shamus and Thriller Awards. Hunsicker’s story “West of Nowhere,” originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, was selected for inclusion in the anthology,The Best American Mystery Stories 2011.
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Former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines didn't come to the tiny West Texas town of Piedra Springs to cause trouble. After his wife and children were murdered, Arlo just wants to be left alone. Moving from place to place seems to be the only thing that eases the pain of his family's violent end.
A former federal law enforcement contractor with a somewhat spotty record, Jon Cantrell has seen--and done--just about everything. Now he's a sheriff, keeping the peace in small-town Texas. He thought that he'd finally settled into a quiet, less-complicated life--until his deputy gets himself murdered.
A gritty, whip-smart thriller from acclaimed author Harry Hunsicker
Private military contractors. They're not just for foreign wars anymore.
Jon Cantrell, a disgraced ex-cop, works for one such company. He's a DEA agent paid on a commission basis, patrolling one of the busiest drug-hubs in the country: Dallas, Texas.