Attentive FrontBurnervians know the identify Rod Davis. He has finished two tours of responsibility at D Journal. Heck, you know what? It may actually be three. He’s a mate. Let’s just connect with it four.
Rod has a new(ish) novel that has been out for a pair months. I’ve been remiss in not bringing it to your attention till now. The title is a good a single: East of Texas, West of Hell (NewSouth, 276 web pages). Here’s what Publishers Weekly had to say about it:
Davis’ Jack Prine returns (just after South, The us) in this criminal offense powerhouse—a maelstrom of meth working, human trafficking, and white supremacy. Prine receives a simply call from a longtime close friend who asks him to obtain her lacking grownup daughter, Rose. Prine begins with an tackle in Atlanta, the only info Elle has on Rose, and finds two corpses behind the house. As Prine perilously navigates an intersecting planet of neo-Nazi meth sellers and human traffickers, he learns Rose has been dwelling underneath an alias. The greatest clues occur from a Savannah restaurant Rose experienced frequented and hoped to function at, wherever Prine learns more about Rose’s felony pursuits. When he realizes he’s in above his head, Prine contacts an old buddy with underworld connections, and the men’s lookup for Rose uncovers much more bodies and extra issues. As the puzzle comes with each other, Prine learns the truth of how Rose manages to remain alive. The hardscrabble prose sets the great tone, and the people are reliably elaborate. Davis is a wonderful manual by means of gritty Southern territory.
Rod claims he’s almost completed with his future novel, this 1 applying Katrina as a backdrop. He also suggests he’s attempting to come to a decision whether or not to return to Dallas or continue to be set down close to College Station, where they do not know how to make tacos (my evaluation, not his). If you’re a person of his lots of close friends in Dallas, fall him a notice and notify him to get his act collectively and move again to the culinary and literary centre of Texas.