Called to a seemingly innocuous incident involving a parolee, Texas Ranger John Q finds himself investigating the murder of a motel owner and the disappearance of a young black woman in a 1960s Texas that’s rife with prejudice, bigotry and darkness.
What links an out-of-place hippy, an ambitious young oilman, a small-town cop and a Pentecostal preacher to the disappearance of Martha Elgin?
With a trail that leads everywhichwhere but the truth, rich with characters as real as the dust-blown landscape they come from, Red Devil Drive is an atmospheric, beautifully plotted and complex thriller that twists and turns to a macabre and explosive conclusion you will never forget.
JM Gulvin is a British novelist steeped in Americana. With his distinctive voice, his love for the American West echoes through this series of 1960s noirs, where technology is replaced by good old-fashioned detection. Born in 1962, he’s the author of two previous John Q novels The Long Count and The Contract, as well as Long Way Down, for Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. John “DELIVERANCE” Boorman describes his work as ‘faultless’. He’s been compared with Elmore Leonard and Cormac McCarthy.