Tuesday, July 23, 2019

What is J. Todd Scott reading?

Featured at Writers Read: J. Todd Scott, author of This Side of Night.

His entry begins:
At any given time, I’m reading multiple books simultaneously, both on my Kindle and the “real thing,” all stacked up on my nightstand. Here are a few now: Riley Sager’s, Lock Every Door, Adrian McKinty’s The Chain, Chuck Wendig’s Wanderers, and Jonathan Moore’s Blood Relations. At the time I’m writing this, I’m a few days away from the launch of This Side of Night, and I’m set to share an event with David Bell (who I’ve gotten to know), and Cristina Alger (who I’m looking forward to meeting). Since I want to be able to talk about their books, I’m reading David’s Layover and Cristina’s Girls Like Us. So far, both are fantastic, although they’re...[read on]
About This Side of Night, from the publisher:
The vicious Mexican cartel war boils over into the Big Bend in the explosive new novel from the author of The Far Empty and High White Sun.

In the Mexican borderlands, a busload of student protesters is gunned down in broad daylight, a violent act blamed on the Nemesio cartel. But its aging leader, Fox Uno, sees the attack for what it is: another salvo in the long-running battle for control of Nemesio itself; perhaps by a rival cartel, or maybe someone closer to home…

Across the Rio Grande, Sheriff Chris Cherry and his deputies America Reynosa and Danny Ford find themselves caught in Fox Uno’s escalating war with the recent discovery of five dead men at the river’s edge. But when El Paso DEA agent Joe Garrison’s own Nemesio investigation leads him into the heart of the Big Bend, he’s not ready to accept the cartel leader’s retreat or defeat. Not only does he suspect a high-profile drug task force in a neighboring county is corrupt, he can’t shake lingering doubts about the loyalty and motives of the young deputy, Ame Reynosa. And he won’t let Sheriff Cherry ignore them either.

In this pitiless land it’s kill or be killed, where everyone will make one final bloody stand to decide the fate of Nemesio, the law in the Big Bend, and most of all, the future of America Reynosa.
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