- 2016 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Mystery (Adult Fiction)
Dallas PI Ed Earl Burch, a cashiered homicide detective, has his life narrowed down to a few simple rules. Play it smart and cautious. Don’t take a risk. Don’t give a damn. It’s the creed of the terminal burnout and he’s living it a day at a time, drink by drink. That all changes when Carla Sue Cantrell walks into his life, pointing a Colt 1911 at his head. From then on, Burch seeks revenge for a dead partner but also finds redemption in this relentless Texas hard-boiled thriller.