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Vicki Weisfeld: Top five books of 2018

December – that time for crime fiction lovers to look back at the mayhem of the past year and turn our heads forward, Janus-like, to gleefully anticipate the disorder of the coming year. In 2018, I reviewed 44 books here, across the wide crime fiction spectrum,…
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High White Sun

In the sequel to The Far Empty, J Todd Scott returns to the Texas’s bleak Big Bend country. The very remoteness of this scorched landscape attracts an ill-assorted bunch of white supremacists intent on establishing a community there. Sheriff Chris Cherry knows violence will inevitably…
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High White Sun

Written by J Todd Scott — High White Sun is a solid follow-up to J Todd Scott’s 2016 debut hit, The Far Empty. Again set in the West Texas Big Bend country and with some of the same characters, in the new book Sheriff Chris Cherry…
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The Far Empty

If it was down to cover alone, J Todd Scott’s effort might just end up as book of the year. But it’s what’s inside that really matters and The Far Empty is set in the outlaw country just inside Texas on the Mexican border. The…
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The Far Empty

Written by J Todd Scott — It’s hard to believe this well-crafted crime thriller is a debut novel. The author’s experience as a DEA agent lends authority to his prose, and his meticulous rendering of the Big Bend country south and east of El Paso,…
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