A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride audiobook

A Swollen Red Sun

By Matthew McBride
Read by John McLain

Blackstone Publishing 9781480485754
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God, drugs, corruption, and morality come together in thisgripping tale of desperation. In Gasconade County, Missouri—once called the meth capitalof the world—Deputy Sheriff Dale Banks discovers $52,000 hidden in thebroken-down trailer that Jerry Dean Skaggs uses for cooking crystal. And hetakes it. Banks knows what he did was wrong, but he did it for all the rightreasons. At least, he thinks so. But for every wrong deed, there is aconsequence. Jerry Dean can’t afford to lose that $52,000—he owes it tohis partners and to a crooked cop. He also can’t afford to disappoint thecrazed and fearsome Reverend Butch Pogue, who is expecting Jerry Dean todeliver the chemicals the reverend needs for his next batch of meth. To avoidthe holy man’s wrath, Jerry Dean sets in motion a series of events that willthreaten Banks’ family, his life, and everything he thinks he knows about theworld.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Best Noir Novels

God, drugs, corruption, and morality come together in thisgripping tale of desperation.

In Gasconade County, Missouri—once called the meth capitalof the world—Deputy Sheriff Dale Banks discovers $52,000 hidden in thebroken-down trailer that Jerry Dean Skaggs uses for cooking crystal. And hetakes it. Banks knows what he did was wrong, but he did it for all the rightreasons. At least, he thinks so. But for every wrong deed, there is aconsequence.

Jerry Dean can’t afford to lose that $52,000—he owes it tohis partners and to a crooked cop. He also can’t afford to disappoint thecrazed and fearsome Reverend Butch Pogue, who is expecting Jerry Dean todeliver the chemicals the reverend needs for his next batch of meth. To avoidthe holy man’s wrath, Jerry Dean sets in motion a series of events that willthreaten Banks’ family, his life, and everything he thinks he knows about theworld.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Memorable, unique, and, at times, even haunting. Every character rings true from the feckless to the noble to the downright frightening…[With] dark country humor, A Swollen Red Sun is a must-read.” Johnny Shaw, author of the Anthony Award winner Big Maria
“Uncompromisingly gritty but surprisingly tender and quite funny…McBride’s novel combines the backwoods creepiness of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO series True Detective, the understated country humor of Johnny Shaw’s Big Maria, and the sensitivity to character and nuance of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone.” Booklist (starred review)
“Rough and ready suspense, encompassing a wide array of characters from the sour side of life, and smashing them together with vigorous and blunt prose.” Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter’s Bone
“This novel has it all: guns, corruption, immorality, all fused together in a blistering narrative.” Publishers Weekly
A Swollen Red Sun, simply put, is an epic piece of modern crime fiction. But within that, McBride never loses his sense of powerful intimacy with the characters, their lives, their families, and their demons.” Todd Robinson, author of The Hard Bounce

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Author

Author Bio: Matthew McBride

Author Bio: Matthew McBride

Matthew McBride burst onto the crime-writing scene with his shocking and visceral short stories of bad men and good guns. His powerful first novel, Frank Sinatra in a Blender, confirms what noir and crime pros were murmuring online for months—this guy is the one to watch. McBride lives on a farm in rural Missouri with his wife and a bull named Hemingway. He started writing on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in Saint Louis, where he worked for thirteen years. Now he’s a force to be reckoned with as a crime writer. Welcome a new voice that’s raw, wild, and completely original.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English