Dust in the Heart by Ralph Dennis
English | 2020 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 2.8 Mb
Among crime writers and collectors of hardboiled fiction, Ralph Dennis is considered a master of the genre who was denied the recognition he deserved…largely because his twelve, ground-breaking Hardman books were poorly packaged as sleazy men’s action-adventure paperbacks with numbered titles. At the time of his death in 1988, he was working at a bookstore in Atlanta and had a file cabinet full of unpublished novels. Brash Books will be releasing the entire Hardman series, his three other published novels, and his long-lost manuscripts.
There’s a killer stalking children in a small, North Carolina town…and the only one who can stop him is the local Sheriff, a man crippled physically and emotionally by a war that he’s still fighting within himself. Wilton Drake’s hip was shattered by a sniper’s bullet in Lebanon…and his heart was ripped apart by the wife who left him as lay in a military hospital. Now, after fiteen years in the Navy, he’s returned to Edgefield, North Carolina a broken man, looking for a way to hold himself together. He finds it in a bottle…and behind a badge as Webster County’s newly elected Sheriff…but his forbidden attraction to a mysterious stripper and his harrowing investigation into a horrific string of child murders might destroy what’s left of him, body and soul.