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About Patrick Heffernan
I'm an author living in the Houston-Galveston area. My writing is, as you can see, eclectic, and I love what I do, so you'll see plenty more from me in times to come. Feel free to browse and download my works, and visit often for fresh updates!
Then a serial killer appears, first with the gruesome killing of Jack Terrence, a local bad boy Lothario who seems to have bedded any number of women in and around Deacon without regard to age or race. Soon after, his bedmates start falling victim to the killer and Crash is forced to match wits with this skilled and intelligent murderer, who kills without remorse, leaving virtually no evidence behind but the slugs in the bodies and expended shell casings as the murders escalate, threatening any number of women and the barely-begun career of Crash Braddock.
When the police enter the house, incendiary devices go off, killing more police on the scene. Suddenly, Lowe finds himself in command of a task force he barely feels qualified to lead. Among the prime suspects are a fundamentalist church and a high-ranking police captain in his very department. Lowe must find and stop these people before they stop him as the killers continue escalating their game …
Rio Azul, Texas, 1981: Chance Donovan, a self-described “recovering Yankee” from Providence, Rhode Island, arrives in Rio Azul, Texas. Recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in business funded from an inheritance, he declares firmly that he wishes never to see another snowflake again. And so he builds a bar in this rural county, a simple beer joint called Chance’s. A tragedy of happenstance sees the bar destroyed, but Chance is determined that here is where he will make his new life. He rebuilds, dubbing the reopened bar Second Chance’s. But Donovan is determined to provide the locals more than just a place to have beer and barbecue. No, Donovan makes his business live up to its name, affording a variety of people new opportunities in their lives. Along the way he gains family not from blood but from affection, making his life a testimony to the inherent goodness of a man.