A Promise to Kill

Erik Storey. Scribner, $26 (320p) ISBN 978-1-5011-2418-1
Storey’s nail-biting sequel to 2016’s Nothing Short of Dying finds drifter Clyde Barr, who has spent the last 16 years traveling in third-world countries, seeking solitude and serenity in the American West. After stumbling on Bud Nicholas, who’s old and sick, on the road near the Ute reservation in northeast Utah, Clyde drives him to the clinic in the desolate town of Wakara, where Bud’s daughter, Lawana, is a doctor. When Clyde learns that the widowed Lawana is feeling overwhelmed running her father’s ranch with just her teenage son, he volunteers to help out. Meanwhile, the Reapers, a group of bikers, have arrived in Wakara, where they start intimidating the locals and lewdly accosting women. Clyde thinks the repeated provocations reflect a purpose more insidious than just messing with the Utes. Once Clyde uncovers the real reason the Reapers have come to Wakara, the action shifts into high gear. Readers will have a hard time putting this thriller down. Agent: Darley Anderson, Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 05/29/2017
Release date: 08/15/2017
Genre: Fiction
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