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Book Review: TEXAS SICARIO

DETAILS Title: TEXAS SICARIO [Arlo Baines #2] Author: Harry Hunsicker Publisher: Thomas & Mercer ISBN: 9781503905412 Genre: Crime Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Still mourning the murders of his wife and children, former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines now works security at a bazaar in Dallas. Grief-stricken, he’s invested his heart and hope in the welfare of Miguel—a street kid who’s become his surrogate son. But the wounds of a brutal past are hard to heal, especially when a new case threatens to rip them open all over again. Approached by a colleague now working for the DEA to investigate the seemingly random murders of prominent Latino businessmen, Arlo works to expose the common link: an ultra-violent drug cartel pushing into northern Texas. As the vicious power struggle between the gangs turns the streets of Dallas into a war zone, Arlo’s investigation threatens everything he loves. When grief, anger, and secrets stretch the bonds of loyalty to their breaking point, Arlo can trust no one—but must risk everything to protect what remains. WHAT I THOUGHT TEXAS SICARIO …

The Devil’s Country, by Harry Hunsicker

DETAILS Title: THE DEVIL’S COUNTRY Author: Harry Hunsicker Publisher: Thomas & Mercer ISBN: 9781503941908 Genre: Crime | Mystery | Suspense BACKCOVER BLURB Former Texas Ranger Arlo Baines didn’t come to the tiny West Texas town of Piedra Springs to cause trouble. After his wife and children were murdered, Arlo just wants to be left alone. Moving from place to place seems to be the only thing that eases the pain of his family’s violent end. But a chance encounter outside a bar forces him to rescue a terrified woman and her children from mysterious attackers. When the woman turns up murdered the next day—her children missing—Arlo becomes the primary suspect in exactly the same type of crime he is trying desperately to forget. Haunted by the fate of his family, and with the police questioning the existence of the dead woman’s children, Arlo decides it’s his duty to find them. The question is, just how deep will he have to sink into the dusty secrets of Piedra Springs to save them and clear his name? …