Description of Nothing Short of Dying
Hailed by bestselling writer William Kent Krueger as “the year’s best thriller debut,” this furiously paced ride into harm’s way features a drifter with lethal skills, whose mission to rescue his abducted sister pits him against a ruthless meth kingpin and his army of killers.
Sixteen years. That’s how long Clyde Barr has been away from Colorado’s thick forests, alpine deserts, and craggy peaks, running from a past filled with haunting memories. But now he’s back, having roamed across three continents as a hunter, adventurer, soldier of fortune, and most recently, unjustly imprisoned convict. And once again, his past is reaching out to claim him.
By the light of a flickering campfire, Clyde receives a frantic phone call from his sister Jen. No sooner has she pleaded with him to come rescue her then the line goes dead. Clyde doesn’t know how much time he has, or where Jen is located, or even who has her. All he knows is that nothing short of dying will stop him from saving her.
Joining Clyde in his against-all-odds quest is a young woman named Allie whose motivations for running this gauntlet are fascinatingly complex. As the duo races against the clock, it is Allie who gets Clyde to see what he has become and what he can still be.
Vivid with the hues and scents of Colorado’s backcountry, and thought-provoking in its exploration of how past, present, and future collide to test resolve, Nothing Short of Dying is, above all, a propulsive, action-driven race against the clock.
My Review of Nothing Short of Dying
This is Erik Storey’s debut novel. That in itself is exciting. This novel is what I consider to be a fast paced thriller. By that I mean it is non-stop action.
This poor guy, Clyde Barr, can not catch a break. He has good intentions. He has great survival skills and has a big heart.
His sister, Jen, calls and tells him she is being held against her will and that the man holding her is going to kill her once she is of no use to him anymore. Then the line goes dead.
He has no idea where she is or who has her. Through his connections, he is able to find out that a major meth dealer has her. Clyde isn’t sure how long this guy is going to keep Jen alive, but he swears he will give all that he has to find her.
Storey’s writing style is easy to read. He paints beautiful visuals of the Colorado mountains as well as smart and entertaining dialog.
If you like an action-packed read, then this one is for you. Give a new author a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
This book is available for pre-order on Amazon. The book won’t be released until August 16th, 2016
About the author
Erik Storey is a former ranch hand, wilderness guide, dogsled musher, and hunter. He spent his childhood summers growing up on his great-grandfather’s homestead or in a remote cabin in Colorado’s Flat Tops wilderness. He has earned a number of sharpshooter and marksman qualifications. Nothing Short of Dying is his first novel. He and his family live in Grand Junction, Colorado.
About Terry HouchinHi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.
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