The Far Empty (Mass Market Paperbound)

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In this gritty crime debut set in the stark Texas borderlands, an unearthed skeleton will throw a small town into violent turmoil.

Seventeen-year-old Caleb Ross is adrift in the wake of the sudden disappearance of his mother more than a year ago, and is struggling to find his way out of the small Texas border town of Murfee. Chris Cherry is a newly minted sheriff's deputy, a high school football hero who has reluctantly returned to his hometown. When skeletal remains are discovered in the surrounding badlands, the two are inexorably drawn together as their efforts to uncover Murfee's darkest secrets lead them to the same terrifying suspect: Caleb's father and Chris's boss, the charismatic and feared Sheriff Standford "Judge" Ross.

Dark, elegiac, and violent, The Far Empty is a modern Western, a story of loss and escape set along the sharp edge of the Texas border. Told by a longtime federal agent who knows the region, it's a debut novel you won't soon forget.

About the Author


J. Todd Scott has been a federal agent with the DEA for more than twenty years, working cases investigating international maritime smuggling, domestic meth labs, and led a multi-agency Strike Force dedicated to attacking Mexican cartel smuggling routes. A posting in West Texas provided the backdrop for his debut, The Far Empty. He has a law degree from George Mason University and is a father of three. A Kentucky native, he now resides in Arizona.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780735218857
ISBN-10: 0735218854
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Pages: 480
Language: English