#Review: To Hell And Gone In Texas – Russ Hall
Al Quinn has thought nothing more than about his impending retirement from the force. A seasoned detective, he’s good at his job and has done everything possible to come out on top. In his mind, his retirement is a much needed vacation from the hectic life he’s led. It’s something he’s looked forward to for awhile now. Until the moment the sheriff gets in touch with him in regards to several unexpected murders. It’s then that his entire life changes.
To make matters worse, it now looks like his older brother, Maury, is in danger. Al’s mind refuses to make sense of the situation, considering the fact that the two haven’t spoken in ages. Maury is as a stubborn as they come, and has done his best to keep him at arm’s length. Personally, he wouldn’t have things any other way. Deep inside, however, he knows things cannot remain as they are.
Maury is family, and no matter how much he may want to walk away from him, he can’t. His brother is hiding something. Something someone wants to silence him indefinitely for. If he’s to make sure that his brother lives to see another day, Al knows he’ll need to give him the helping hand he so clearly needs. Granted, Maury refuses to tell him what he needs to know. Still, if he can keep his brother alive long enough for him to settle the score, then he will. The question is, can he trust his instincts when it comes to Maury himself?
To Hell And Gone In Texas is one of those books that draws you in from the get-go. Action-packed, it’s chock full of intrigue, mayhem, deceit, and no-hold-barred gun fights. I was glued to the seat of my pants as I dove head-first into this story, hoping to find answers as to why Maury was being so evasive and keeping his brother out of the loop. Though this book is a standalone novel, I do so hope we get see more of these wonderful characters. The world Russ has created around them has definitely piqued my interest!
Trouble big as all hell.
Retired sheriff’s detective Al Quinn hasn’t spoken to his brother, Maury, in twenty years. When Maury lands in the hospital under suspicious circumstances, though, Al reluctantly abandons his quiet country seclusion to look into the matter. A second attempt to take Maury out drives the brothers back to Al’s lakeside home, where Al knows the territory, but they’re not alone for long. ICE agents demand that Maury rat on his silent partner, city cop Fergie Jergens comes investigating the murders of Maury’s lady friends, and someone takes a match to Al’s house.
Al soon learns his problems are only getting started—his brother’s in trouble on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Caught in a ruthless power struggle between the ICE and Los Zetas, a vicious Mexican mafia bent on ascendancy, Al learns the hard way who he can trust—and who’s willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.
With everything he loves on the line, Al will learn just how far he’ll go to protect his own.
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