Eighteen months ago, stockbroker Jake Crosby and his daughter Katy narrowly survived a living nightmare at a remote Alabama hunting camp. To save Katy, Jake killed two men--men who were friends and business associates of notorious outlaw and drug-runner Ethan "Moon Pie" Daniels.Read more...
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Eighteen months ago, stockbroker Jake Crosby and his daughter Katy narrowly survived a living nightmare at a remote Alabama hunting camp. To save Katy, Jake killed two men--men who were friends and business associates of notorious outlaw and drug-runner Ethan "Moon Pie" Daniels. That night, Moon Pie made a blood promise of revenge. And in Moon Pie's dark world of violence, such promises are always kept.
Jake Crosby doesn't regret what he did that night; he knows it was kill or be killed. But he can't shake the feeling that the horror isn't over, that Katy and his wife, Morgan, aren't yet safe--and that retribution is coming. All he knows for sure is that he will do anything--everything--to protect his family. That's a vow the dangerous Moon Pie will put to the ultimate test on a cold, moonless night deep in the heart of a river swamp.
This riveting follow-up to Bobby Cole's heart-stopping thriller The Dummy Line deftly explores the perils of revenge...and the profound power of a husband and father's love.
- ISBN-13: 9781612187211
- ISBN-10: 1612187218
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
- Publish Date: January 2013
- Page Count: 419
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds
Series: Jake Crosby Thrillers
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-11-12
- Reviewer: Staff
In Cole’s thoroughly enjoyable second crime novel featuring Mississippi outdoorsman Jake Crosby, quintessential redneck Ethan “Moon Pie” Daniels sets out to murder Crosby and his family as retribution for Crosby’s acts 18 months earlier in 2008’s The Dummy Line. Starting with stalking and arson, Moon Pie soon escalates to insanely horrific acts. Meanwhile, four retirees, three men and one woman, become intertwined with Moon Pie and his dim but decent half-brother, Levi Jenkins, after the four inadvertently steal an extremely large sum of money from nasty drug lords. As the bag of money falls into various hands, the four old people quickly establish themselves as the gang that couldn’t think straight. The rural Mississippi setting lends a pungent, swampy, and malevolent aura to the action. The many good old boys (poachers, game wardens, petty thugs) rise above stereotype. Cole manages to tie up all the loose strands of the complex, deftly handled plot in a highly satisfying way. (Jan.)