Discover a new hero…
Clyde Barr, the drifter with lethal skills, is alone again, wandering the highways of the American West in search of something to believe in. As summer turns to autumn, he heads for the mountains, planning to clear his head and regain his edge with some hunting. But when he runs across an elderly sick man—a Ute Indian from a nearby reservation—Clyde’s dream of solitude is quickly dashed.
On the reservation, Clyde finds the old man’s daughter, Lawana, and grandson, Taylor, as well as a group of menacing bikers called Reapers running wild in the struggling, half-abandoned village. Gripped by the desire to do good in a hard world, Clyde offers to stay on Lawana’s ranch to help out until her father is better. As tensions rise between the locals and the Reapers, Clyde’s efforts to protect the reservation become a fight for his, Lawana’s and Taylor’s lives…
A Promise to Kill is an edge-of-the-seat thriller, pushing its no-hold-barred hero to new levels of improvisation and bare-knuckled blunt force.
Praise for Clyde Barr and Erik Storey:
?‘Clyde Barr — remember the name, because he could just become as famous as Lee Child’s anti-hero Jack Reacher. Utterly compelling from the first page...for my money, it will become a worldwide sensation’ DAILY MAIL
‘Very, very good. Reacher is keeping an eye on this guy’ LEE CHILD
‘A singular new talent! Nothing short of brilliant. It grabs you from page one and simply doesn't let go. This man is a born storyteller!’ JEFFERY DEAVER
'Nothing Short of Dying features great action scenes, fast pacing, and well-drawn characters, with sharp and blunt dialogue that always rings true’ Nelson DeMille
'Erik Storey’s writing is exceptional. This is a splendid debut, harsh and gripping throughout' THE TIMES
‘…the best debut thriller of the year – and don’t be surprised if before long Erik Storey ranks among the giants of the genre’
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Storey's nail-biting sequel to 2016's Nothing Short of Dying finds drifter Clyde Barr, who has spent the last 16 years traveling in third-world countries, seeking solitude and serenity in the American West. After stumbling on Bud Nicholas, who's old and sick, on the road near the Ute reservation in northeast Utah, Clyde drives him to the clinic in the desolate town of Wakara, where Bud's daughter, Lawana, is a doctor. When Clyde learns that the widowed Lawana is feeling overwhelmed running her father's ranch with just her teenage son, he volunteers to help out. Meanwhile, the Reapers, a group of bikers, have arrived in Wakara, where they start intimidating the locals and lewdly accosting women. Clyde thinks the repeated provocations reflect a purpose more insidious than just messing with the Utes. Once Clyde uncovers the real reason the Reapers have come to Wakara, the action shifts into high gear. Readers will have a hard time putting this thriller down.)