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- Print Length: 335 pages
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- Publication Date: May 10, 2011
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0050DZEA8
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His re-election campaign fades into insignificance when Carl Spence, accompanied by two other convicts, escapes from the local state prison and heads for Mexico with a stop in Francine County to take revenge against Jubal. Finding Jubal's home empty, Spence kill's Jubal's dog instead as a warning to the sheriff. Bad move on the part of Spence. It's not a good idea to deliberately provoke the sheriff by killing his dog, and it's an even worse move to kill a family of four in Jubal Early's county. Despite the sheriff's active discouragement, he is aided in his hunt for Carl Spence by evidence tech and computer expert Hollie Sharpe,a former Texas Ranger who quits Buck Nevin's team, not the least because Buck is a jerk and a not very competent lawman. Jubal refuses to hire Holly as a Francine County deputy because there's no money in the budget, and besides, she young and inexperienced. Unpaid and unwanted, Holly shows up anyway at a San Antonio shoot-out. If Holly's interference, the upcoming election, a disloyal deputy, and Buck Nevins taking over his investigation, Jubal doggedly continues on the hunt. He doesn't intend to give up and damn the election and Buck Nevins.
David Grace has created a wonderful and realistic character in Jubal Early, stubborn, dogged, a little old-fashioned, but honest and ethical with a low tolerance for those who break the law. Grace evokes the East Texas setting, as well as describing the close working relationships between Texas sheriffs. While action is often violent, it is not gratuitous, but rises from the psychology of the characters. All in all, Shooting Crows at Dawn is a good read.
A Texas Ranger, Buck Nevins, has become a sore spot in Jubal's life and refuses to work with him to capture three convicts who escaped custody. Forensics specialist, Holly Sharpe, a former Ranger who worked for Buck, wants to help Dark capture the convicts even though he tells her there is no work for her in his department.
Not to give too much of the story away, I will say that the twists and turns of this lawman story is one I couldn't put down. With the new murders in Dark's jurisdiction, an old unsolved murder, Holly's relentless desire to help and a departmental leak, this is a book to curl up with for a good read.
Mr. Grace is a wonderful writer who has the ability to capture a reader's attention and hold it. His writing pulls the reader into the story and makes you want to keep reading far into the night. If you are looking for a crime thriller, I highly recommend this book.
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