In this fiery and violent new sequel to The Far Empty, even though Sheriff Ross is dead and gone, outlaws still walk free, peace comes at a price, and redemption remains hard to find. Some things in the Big Bend never change.Sometimes we have to be wolves . . . In the wake of Sheriff Stanford Rosss death, former deputy Chris Cherrynow Sheriff Cherryis the new law in Big Bend County, yet he still struggles to escape the long, dark shadow of that infamous lawman. As Chris tries to remake and modernize his corrupt department, bringing in new deputies, including young America Reynosa and Ben Harpera hard-edged veteran homicide detective now lured out of retirementhe finds himself constantly staring down a town unwilling to change, friends and enemies unable to let go of the past, and the harsh limits of his badge.But it's only when a local Rio Grande guide is brutally and inexplicably murdered, and America and Ben's ongoing investigation is swept aside by a secretive federal agent, that the novice sheriff truly understands just how tenuous his hold on that badge really is. And as other new threats rise right along with the unforgiving West Texas sun, nothing can prepare Chris for the high cost of crossing dangerous men such as John Wesley Earl, a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the patriarch of a murderous clan that's descended on Chriss hometown of Murfee; or Thurman Flowers, a part-time pastor and full-time white supremacist hell-bent on founding his violent Church of Purity in the very heart of the Big Bend.Before long, Chris, America, and Ben are outmaneuvered, outnumbered, and outgunnedinexorably drawn into a nearly twenty-year vendetta that began with a murdered Texas Ranger on a dusty highway outside of Sweetwater, and that can only end with fire, blood, and bullets in Murfees own sun-scorched streets . . .Welcome back to the Big Bend . . ....
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High White Sun Reviews
Sheriff Cherry is back in his new role as Sheriff instead of Deputy. He brings with him a fresh faced Hispanic woman and a craggy old widower who has nothing better to do than teach the new sheriff and his deputy some of the police work he’s learned through the decades. Not far from the Mexico border and just inside Sheriff Cherry’s county is a White Supremacist gang putting all the pieces in place for a race war, or is that just what they want the Sheriff to think! High White Sun is a sequel bu ...more
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HIGH WHITE SUN by author J. Todd Scott is the follow-up to “The Far Empty”, and is focused on five main characters; Sheriff Chris Cherry who is still feeling the effects of the injuries sustained previously, and dealing with those who feel he’s unable to replace the late Sheriff Ross;
Ben Harper is his experienced but at times contentious deputy who gives Chris advise, whether wanted or not.
America Reynosa is ...more
Again, I wish I could give this author more than 5 stars. If you like to read about Texas in today’s world this is the book for you. But do yourself a favor and read the first book in this set first, “The Far Empty.” It’s not necessary to read it to understand this one, but it fills out the characters. It’s hard for me to imagine this is a relatively new author. I can’t quit singing his praises. Fabulous characters and a great story. This book kept me up too late too many nights. Worth every min ...more
I appreciated the author's prose, and a portrait of West Texas was well painted. The author describes the arroyos and mountains using vibrant and sensual descriptions. I was unsure of his choice of first person for one character, but it did allow a second location of the story to seem more integrated, and helped engage his personality. Overall it was enjoyable to read and captured the nature of criminals, and the law enforcement officers who strive to prevent their actions.
What a great read.
One of the best books I have read in years. I spent more time in the characters heads than in my own for days. A fabulous collection of complex and believable personalities. Get that word processor going again. I can't wait!
This book started off strong and stayed that way all the way through the very end. Such a good read!
High White Sun is a solid follow-up to Scott’s 2016 debut hit, The Far Empty. A prologue set in 1999 recounts the murder of Texas Ranger Bob Ford, the long echo of which reverberates through events of the current day like the howling of the wind off the distant Mexican mountains. In the small town of Murfee, Texas, Sheriff Chris Cherry does not wear his badge easily. He worries.
When a popular river guide is murdered and suspicion lights on new arrivals to the area, pegged by everyone as bad act ...more