Agatite, Texas is a sleepy Dust Bowl community of three thousand friendly people, with nothing to distinguish it from hundreds of other small towns, until the discovery of a dead body hanged in an abandoned outhouse sets into motion a series of events that alters the town forever. Shock follows shock in quick succession as Reynolds relentlessly develops his tale of murder and mob action, focusing on Able Newsome, the county sheriff, and Roy Breedlove, a former high school football star turned drifter, but involving the fate of the town and all its citizens.
With an all-new introduction to the Baen Ebook Edition.
Clay Reynolds is the winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award.
"Searing sex and savage death in a Texas town . . . strong stuff . . . gripping, fast-moving."—Houston Chronicle