‘THE DEVIL’S COUNTRY‘ by HARRY HUNSICKER
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.
But a chance encounter outside a bar forces him to rescue a terrified woman and her children from mysterious attackers. When the woman turns up murdered the next day—her children missing—Arlo becomes the primary suspect in exactly the same type of crime he is trying desperately to forget.
Haunted by the fate of his family, and with the police questioning the existence of the dead woman’s children, Arlo decides it’s his duty to find them. The question is, just how deep will he have to sink into the dusty secrets of Piedra Springs to save them and clear his name?
Harry Hunsicker, a fourth generation Dallas resident and commercial real estate appraiser , is the former executive vice-president of the Mystery Writers of America and the author of several crime thrillers. His work has been short-listed for both the Shamus and Thriller Awards.
Harry’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.”
This, his seventh novel, “The Devil’s Country”, will be published in March 2017 by Thomas & Mercer.
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