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Nothing Short of Dying : A Clyde Barr Novel
by Erik Storey


Overview - Hailed by bestselling writer William Kent Krueger as "the year's best thriller debut," this furiously paced ride into harm's way features a drifter with lethal skills, whose mission to rescue his abducted sister pits him against a ruthless meth kingpin and his army of killers.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Hailed by bestselling writer William Kent Krueger as "the year's best thriller debut," this furiously paced ride into harm's way features a drifter with lethal skills, whose mission to rescue his abducted sister pits him against a ruthless meth kingpin and his army of killers.

Sixteen years. That's how long Clyde Barr has been away from Colorado's thick forests, alpine deserts, and craggy peaks, running from a past filled with haunting memories. But now he's back, having roamed across three continents as a hunter, adventurer, soldier of fortune, and most recently, unjustly imprisoned convict. And once again, his past is reaching out to claim him.

By the light of a flickering campfire, Clyde receives a frantic phone call from his sister Jen. No sooner has she pleaded with him to come rescue her than the line goes dead. Clyde doesn't know how much time he has, or where Jen is located, or even who has her. All he knows is that nothing short of dying will stop him from saving her.

Joining Clyde in his against-all-odds quest is a young woman named Allie whose motivations for running this gauntlet are fascinatingly complex. As the duo races against the clock, it is Allie who gets Clyde to see what he has become and what he can still be.

Vivid with the hues and scents of Colorado's backcountry, and thought-provoking in its exploration of how past, present, and future collide to test resolve, Nothing Short of Dying is, above all, a propulsive, action-driven race against the clock.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781501124143
  • ISBN-10: 1501124145
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: Clyde Barr Novel #1

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Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Suspense
Books > Fiction > Action & Adventure
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Clyde Barr, the hero of Storey’s adrenaline-fueled first novel and series launch, has returned to the States after years roaming Africa and Latin America, assisting various underdog causes. When Clyde learns that his sister, Jen, is being held by her boyfriend, Lance Alvis, a ruthless and dangerous man with a meth empire in the mountains of Colorado, he sets out to rescue her. Accompanied by bartender Allie Martin, Clyde must make his way through the wilderness and a nearly endless supply of goons, relying on his skills in tracking, marksmanship, and hand-to-hand combat. Storey trots out the usual action tropes—the good-hearted but damaged hero, the budding romance with a strong-willed woman, really evil bad guys, and bushels of violence. Readers will have to suspend their disbelief at Clyde’s ability to sustain horrendous injuries and continue to fight and prevail against formidable odds. Agent: Darley Anderson, Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency. (Aug.)

 
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