Saturday, July 07, 2012

What is Reavis Z. Wortham reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Reavis Z. Wortham, author of Burrows.

His entry begins:
I should be writing instead of reading, but I can’t stand to go for very long without stepping into other written worlds. My eclectic selections from the past couple of weeks ran the gamut from old works from long ago, specifically Dandelion Wine, by Ray Bradbury and Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods to John Gilstrap’s thriller, Threat Warning.

I recently finished an outstanding novel by Texas Monthly columnist Jan Reid. Comanche Sundown is the rich story of the great war Chief Quanah Parker and Bose Ikard, the real life cowboy model for...[read on]
About Burrows, from the publisher:
Lyndon B. Johnson is President, Beatlemania is in overdrive and gasoline costs 30 cents a gallon when Ned Parker retires as constable in Center Springs, Texas. But his plan to live a quiet life as a cotton farmer is torpedoed. A phone call leads Ned to a body in the Red River and into the urgent investigation headed by his nephew, the newly elected constable Cody Parker. Together they work to head off a multi-state killing spree that sets northeast Texas on fire.

As the weeks pass, Ned’s grandchildren, ten-year-old Top and his tomboy cousin Pepper, struggle with personal issues resulting from their traumatic experiences at the Rock Hole only months before. They now find themselves in the middle of a nightmare for which no one can prepare.

Cody and Deputy John Washington, the law south of the tracks, follow a lead from their small community to the long abandoned Cotton Exchange warehouse in Chisum. Stunned, they find the Exchange packed full of the town’s cast off garbage and riddled with booby-trapped passageways and dark burrows. Despite Ned’s warnings, Cody enters the building and finds himself relying on his recent military experiences to save both himself and Big John. Unfortunately, the trail doesn’t end there and the killing spree continues…
Learn more about the book and author at Reavis Z. Wortham's website.

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