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Outside the Law Review
Bill Crider is a native Texan who’s best known for the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, which features a sheriff in a small
Texas county. Though contemporary in setting, the Sheriff Rhodes books have many of the qualities of the classic western. Crider has also written a number of western novels (including Outrage at Blanco), both under his own name several house names. He’s published more than 75 novels and has been nominated for the Edgar Award and the Shamus Award, as well as winning the Anthony Award twice and the Derringer Award. Check out his blog at http://billcrider.blogspot.com/
Here’s what he had to see recently about Outside the Law:
“It’s set in a rural Mississippi county that has more murders per week than Sheriff Dan Rhodes sees in years. Someone’s ripping off meth dealers who work for the Memphis mob and then someone’s killing the dealers as an object lesson. It’s a good thing Sheriff Colt Harper is more like Raylan Givens than Dan Rhodes.
“Harper is a man with a troubled past and his own moral code, and that means sometimes he doesn’t mind doing things that are outside the law, especially when it comes to killers like the man called Hack. Also pursuing Hack is Molly McDonough, who’s gone rogue from her job at the FBI.
“There are survivors in the end, but hardly anyone comes out unscathed in this fast-moving story (I read it in two sittings). Thompson provides lots of gunplay, snappy dialogue, and plenty of intriguing characters. Good stuff. Check it out.”
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