Bull Mountain, Brian Panowich’s outstanding debut novel, is a satisfying brew of crime, family history, and Southern bumpkin culture, intensified with a double shot of vengeance. For over 65 years, the Burroughs men have controlled Bull Mountain. McFalls County Sherriff Clayton Burroughs, the outcast of the family, patrols the fictional Waymore Valley in northern Georgia where his brother Halford currently rules as the reigning outlaw. Both brothers have reluctantly agreed to live and let live; however, all of this changes when Special Agent Simon Holly arrives, offering Hal an escape from prosecution in exchange for information on his gun and meth supplier based in Jacksonville. This prompts a deadly battle, a continuation of the family’s bloody lineage.
With gripping prose and honest dialogue, Panowich moves between different perspectives that span over half a century, bringing to life the gradual shift in organized crime in America: from animal poaching to bootleg liquor, then marijuana to meth. Though violently graphic at times, Bull Mountain is a family saga that emphasizes the inherent quality of retribution. Panowich’s characters are remarkably vivid and distinct, and his ability to believably reveal shocking twists make it almost inconceivable that this is his first novel. Bull Mountain is a must-read for anyone who enjoys an engaging and well-crafted crime epic.
|Page Count||304 pages|
|Publisher||G.P. Putnam's Sons|
|Amazon||Buy this Book|