The Terror of Living Hardback
by Urban Waite
Hunt, an ex-convict, has spent the past twenty years on a small ranch with his wife, supplementing his income with the odd drug smuggling job. Drake, a deputy sheriff, is newly married and has almost escaped the shadow of his father, who was also a sheriff -- and no stranger to the drug trade himself...Drake is on Hunt's trail when a big drug deal in the mountains goes awry and so begins a terrifying race against time. Although Hunt evades Drake's attempts at capture the traffickers soon unleash a merciless hired killer to reclaim what's theirs.
As the chase closes in and loyalties are tested, Drake's quest for justice contends with a hitman's quest for blood, and Hunt must face a terrible choice...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/02/2011
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780857204349
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Review by quiBee
This book was not really to my liking--too violent.<br/>A small-time drug runner and ex-con, Hunt, gets interrupted in a run in the mountains by a small-time sheriff, Drake,who had a father who had been caught doing exactly the same kind of drug running.<br/>Because the drugs don't go where they are supposed to go, a nasty piece of work who likes to play with people and knives is sent out to look for the drugs and incidentally, gut and play with a few poor souls. A triad, which is at the back of all this, also goes on the trail and nastiness ensues.<br/>The sheriff has quite a few father issues. Despite being a drug runner, Hunt is a more or less decent person who tries to get out of the mess he's gotten himself and his wife into.