This first novel from J. Todd Scott is a fine example of modern Texas noir. A Federal law enforcement agent himself the author brings a feel of grit and authenticity to the bad doin’s in Texas Outlaw country and he does so with a surprising amount of elegance and poetry in his prose.
If I have a complaint with this novel is that the opening is so strong we are left a little wanting in passages that give us distance from the malevolence that starts us off. This “complaint” is faint as there is much here to admire and enjoy.
I look forward to seeing what Mr. Scott dishes up next.