Brian Panowich is a Georgia based author who has topped the best thriller list on Apple iBooks, was placed in the top twenty best books on Amazon, and went on to win the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, as well as the Southern Book Prize for Best Mystery. He has also been nominated for the Barry Award, the Anthony Award, The Georgia Townsend Book Prize, and was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. His first novel, Bull Mountain was also selected for the coveted BOOKS ALL GEORGIANS SHOULD READ list by the Georgia Center of the Book and has been the recipient of several foreign press awards. Brian’s sophomore novel, Like Lions, earned him The Georgia Author of the Year Award for best Mystery, and his third book, Hard Cash Valley was released in April 2020 to critical and commercial acclaim and was named one of the top 10 best crime novels of the year by the New York Times.
Nothing But the Bones
In McFalls County, local crime boss Gareth Burroughs runs everything on the mountain. And Nelson “Nails” McKenna has been his enforcer since he was a teenager, though his heart's not really in the dirty work. Then one night in a local roadhouse, Nails goes too far, defending a woman, and even Burroughs’s reach can’t get him out of this one. With a dead body and countless witnesses, Nails and the woman become fugitives on the run, and unlikely partners.
But on the road to Jacksonville, where a possible escape awaits, there’s more than one interested party on the pair’s trail, and the glimpse they had of getting away scot free suddenly seems elusive. In the end, Nails must make one final stand for his freedom―or pay with both of their lives.
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