Discover a new hero… Clyde Barr, the drifter with lethal skills, is alone again, wandering the highways of the American West in search of something to believe in. As summer turns to autumn, he heads for the mountains, planning to clear his head and regain his edge with some hunting. But when he runs across an elderly sick man—a Ute Indian from a nearby reservation—Clyde’s dream of solitude is quickly dashed.
On the reservation, Clyde finds the old man’s daughter, Lawana, and grandson, Taylor, as well as a group of menacing bikers called Reapers running wild in the struggling, half-abandoned village. Gripped by the desire to do good in a hard world, Clyde offers to stay on Lawana’s ranch to help out until her father is better. As tensions rise between the locals and the Reapers, Clyde’s efforts to protect the reservation become a fight for his, Lawana’s and Taylor’s lives…
A Promise to Kill is an edge-of-the-seat thriller, pushing its no-hold-barred hero to new levels of improvisation and bare-knuckled blunt force.
Praise for Clyde Barr and Erik Storey:
?‘Clyde Barr — remember the name, because he could just become as famous as Lee Child’s anti-hero Jack Reacher. Utterly compelling from the first page...for my money, it will become a worldwide sensation’ DAILY MAIL
‘Very, very good. Reacher is keeping an eye on this guy’ LEE CHILD
‘A singular new talent! Nothing short of brilliant. It grabs you from page one and simply doesn't let go. This man is a born storyteller!’ JEFFERY DEAVER
'Nothing Short of Dying features great action scenes, fast pacing, and well-drawn characters, with sharp and blunt dialogue that always rings true’ Nelson DeMille
'Erik Storey’s writing is exceptional. This is a splendid debut, harsh and gripping throughout' THE TIMES
‘…the best debut thriller of the year – and don’t be surprised if before long Erik Storey ranks among the giants of the genre’ THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Erik Storey is a former ranch hand, wilderness guide, dogsled musher, and hunter. He spent his childhood summers growing up on his great-grandfather’s homestead or in a remote cabin in Colorado’s Flat Tops wilderness. He has earned a number of sharpshooter and marksman qualifications. He is the author of three Clyde Barr novels, Nothing Short of Dying, A Promise to Kill, and the forthcoming Leave No One Alive. He and his family live in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 1, 2017)
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