Tuesday, May 10, 2005
The Devil's Right Hand -- J. D. Rhoades
J. D. Rhoades was a guest at Murder by the Book's "Noir Night" a while back, and I've just now gotten around to reading his book. It's a good one. Jack Keller is a bounty hunter, but he's more than that. He's a damaged combat vet who's got some serious problems. DeWayne Puryear does, too, because Keller's after him. And he's guilty of murder. And he's being pursued not just by Keller, but by one of the toughest killers in North Carolina. There's shooting a-plenty, and a high body count. The action hardly ever lets up, which is fine since Rhoades describes it all so well. But there' s still a little time for romance. You'll go through this one at top speed. Check it out.