The author, who we all know and love, is the author of the Frank Angel and Sudden novels, says:
"You could say that APACHE COUNTRY is a “chase thriller”But (I hope) it’s a bit more sophisticated than just that.
It’s a story filled with love, death, hope and hatred that begins when David Easton, a small town law officer in Riverside, New Mexico, takes a call from one of his detectives that prominent and powerful citizen Robert Casey and his grandson Adam have been bloodily murdered in an arroyo outside town.The murder scene is a bloodbath that makes no sense: why would anyone kill a middle-aged businessman and a schoolboy? Even as a full-scale investigation led by District Attorney Olin McKitrick is mounted, a suspect – James Ironheel, a Chiricahua Apache -- is arrested by State p0lice not far from the murder site. "
He looks as guilty as hell, but Easton becomes convinced there is something behind his refusal to tell them anything. His concern grows, first when the rookie State lawyer sent to defend the Apache is clearly devastated by what he learns interrogating the suspect, and further when Ironheel’s sister Joanna refuses to become involved in her brother’s problems. When, that same day, lawyer Weddle is found murdered in his motel room, Easton gives Ironheel one more try, and it leads to a shattering surprise: the reason the Apache won’t talk is because he witnessed the twin murders and has recognised Easton’s boss, Sheriff Joe Apodaca, as one of the two men who did the killing. "
As to what happens to Easton and Ironheel, you will have to wait until May 1st, 2016.
We will be publishing APACHE COUNTRY on May 1st 2016 at $4.50