By James Hime
Sissy Fletcher, the preacher's daughter, disappeared at the evening of the Rodeo Dance ten years in the past and has been lacking ever given that. earlier, that is—a workforce drilling an oil good has made a grisly discovery in an remoted pasture. Seeing as how it's an election yr, discovering her killer is an even bigger precedence than it may often be in sleepy Washington County, Texas, the place now not a lot ever occurs besides.
Though it's turning into transparent that town isn't fairly as sleepy because it turns out. Martin Fletcher, Sissy's brother, turns out to think he's on a challenge from God to elevate hell in Washington County. He and his companion, Dud Hughes, objective to begin small, with armed theft, and paintings their approach as much as greater issues, yet an inquiry into his sister's loss of life threatens to attract a bit extra recognition his means than he desires simply now.
As the temper starts to the shift within the city, 3 males positioned their heads jointly to paintings the case: ex-Texas Ranger Jeremiah Spur, who's retired yet can't get the joys of the chase out of his blood; the present sheriff, Dewey Sharpe, who simply is probably not as dumb as he seems; and Deputy Clyde Thomas, an African-American ex-Dallas cop who's most likely the savviest of the bunch. All in all, James Hime's The Night of the Dance, is a terrifically unique, jaunty, and action-packed debut from a author to monitor.
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