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KRIS LACKEY & Billy Kring - Greasy Bend & Deguello
Sunday, July 28 at 2 PM
KRIS LACKEY & BILLY KRING
speaking & signing
Greasy Bend & Degüello
ABOUT GREASY BEND
Tribal policeman Bill Maytubby and Deputy Hannah Bond team up again to solve two gruesome murders in this follow-up to Nail's Crossing
In a driving sleet storm, a farmer has discovered a body snagged on cottonwood roots in the Washita River. Johnston County deputy Hannah Bond realizes it's her elderly friend, Alice. Meanwhile, at the Golden Play Casino, robbers posing as armored-car guards kill a local stickball hero and friend of Chickasaw Lighthorse Police detective Bill Maytubby.
The trail leads through the quarry-scarred Oklahoma badlands to a remote airstrip and a planeload of drugs and untraceable automatic weapons. Also somehow connected are a shady coin-op vending company; a neo-Nazi compound outside Paris, Texas; and a headless janitor in a train-mangled van. As the net tightens, the smugglers get wind of their pursuers and converge on Maytubby and Bond at Greasy Bend Bridge.
Kidnappers are snatching children off the streets in the Mexican Border town of Ciudad Acuña, just across the river from Del Rio, Texas. They are fast, professional, and disappear with the children in seconds. Hunter encounters two of them, and she gets the six-year old girl back, but the kidnappers escape. Ruthless Cartel leader Solomon Chapa is the child’s father, and he blames Hunter for the kidnapping. Ramona Chapa, the mother, does not. Another mother heard about the rescue and asks Hunter to find her eleven-year old daughter, Kelly, who was taken the day before. The trail is lukewarm, but Hunter follows it anyway.
ABOUT KRIS LACKEY
Kris Lackey has published stories in the Missouri Review, Wisconsin Review, Cimarron Review, and other magazines. He is the author of the USA Today bestseller Nail's Crossing. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.
ABOUT BILLY KRING
Billy is an author and sometimes actor, and in another life, he was a Border Patrol Agent and consultant on terrorism and international border issues. He has worked in South America, including Columbia and Ecuador, and in Eastern Europe along the borders of Chechnya, Ingushetia, Daghestan, and Turkey, as well as Mexico’s southern border. He has also worked in the Caribbean and Pan Pacific, instructing officials on how to handle the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
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