A James Pruett Mystery
by R.S. Guthrie
Pub Date 06 Jul 2012
Crime's an ugly constant in the big cities. L.A. Chicago. New York. But when a savage murder brutalizes a small town and neighbor turns on neighbor, a tough-as-nails cop is essential to restoring order. Blood Land is a gritty, emotional saga set in the contemporary Wyoming badlands with both greed and vengeance at its core.
When billions of dollars in 21st century natural gas rights hang in the balance, and the town's top law officer's wife is slain by her own brother, a reluctant hero is forced to battle his own demons and ultimately choose between justice, revenge, and duty.
An award-winning, page-turner, in the tradition of Dennis Lehane, Tony Hillerman and James Lee Burke, Guthrie's sparse, haunting storytelling compliments his talent for creating richly-drawn, unflinching law officers with human frailties, a code of honor, and a profound sense of justice.
Gold Medal & 2 Best in Categories in Wise Bear Book Awards!
Voted a must-read Page-Turner by Shelf magazine!An author whose writing will grab you and not let go!
R.S. Guthrie was voted by The Author Show as one of "Fifty Great Writers You Should Be Reading".
"Remarkable...Deserving of more than five stars. A hypnotic storyteller and a gifted writer with a flair for intoxicating, gripping prose."
Russell Blake, bestselling author of JET and Silver Justice.
"A starkly beautiful tale of greed and redemption."
Frederick Lee Brooke, bestselling author of Max Vinyl and Zombie Candy.
"R.S. Guthrie has produced a stunning work!"
Alan McDermott, bestselling author of Gray Justice and Gray Redemption.