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By James Hime

When the CIA comes knocking at ex-Texas Ranger Jeremiah Spur's door, soliciting for a prefer, he's now not that attracted to supporting. at the least, now not until eventually the agent mentions that the man—Benjamin Farkas—who wishes aid asked Jeremiah particularly simply because he knew Jeremiah's father. considering the fact that Jeremiah hasn't obvious his father due to the fact that he was once a bit boy, this piques his curiosity, and he reluctantly has the same opinion to trip from his ranch in tiny Brenham, Texas, to the large city—Austin—in order to enquire the disappearance of an accountant, who has vanished in addition to $10 million of his boss's funds. the truth that Farkas was a CIA-trained button guy makes him uncomfortable, however the query of his father's connection capacity he can't say no.

At a similar time, Deputy Sheriff Clyde Thomas—a black guy in a rural Texas jurisdiction who labored with Jeremiah at the final homicide case to hit Brenham—is taking a look into the capturing deaths of a neighborhood drug broker and his female friend, a violent and nasty crime for the customarily quiet city. Clyde's operating conception is that it's a message in a conflict over drug territory, yet there are lots of questions. it sort of feels not likely that Captain Spur's case and Deputy Thomas's case are similar. yet in all issues legal, even in sleepy Brenham, Texas, issues are hardly ever what they seem.

Scared Money—explosive, sharp, taut, and atmospheric—is the second one publication to add Jeremiah and Clyde, after James Himes' acclaimed first novel, The evening of the Dance, which used to be a finalist for the Edgar Award for top first novel of the 12 months.

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They take a seat off in a single nook and speak small—Big XII soccer, highschool shootings, politics, law enforcement officials a couple of of them is familiar with. Their waiter arrives with the starter direction, bargains it, heads off to take care of somebody else’s desk. Jeremiah says, “Detective Hinojosa, you must let us know ’bout the crime scene up in Denton? ” Her expression hardens, and Jeremiah can see the cop in the back of her smoky eyes. She recounts it for them. Paul Lipper’s physique at the rest room ground. Print techs chanced on Paul’s and a number of nameless latents. Shooter most likely picked front door lock. no one observed an individual come or move, not anyone heard any gunshots. whilst she’s performed Jeremiah says, “Okay. Clyde. inform ’em what you were given. ” Clyde is going via his previous few days, completing because the waiter sweeps up their empty salad plates and begins serving their pasta. Jeremiah follows with the Reader’s Digest model of his Dallas weekend. “What pursuits me is them DEA sayin’ they’d heard a former CIA hand, identify of ‘the Wolf,’ used to be makin’ one other run at narcotics. Now, Farkas used to hold water for the company, and Lipper instructed me ‘Farkas’ skill ‘wolf’ in Hungarian. So what’s and make the place y’all come from? ” Trey says, “But I don’t get why that man might pass round whacking the Cantús’ humans. I suggest, if he ever was once within the lifestyles, he’s been out an outstanding ten years. intervening time he’s made himself whatever like one billion cash constructing actual property. ” Jeremiah nods. “Could be he’s sturdy for that a lot. yet basically his bankers and accountants could comprehend evidently. ” He units his utensils down, leans in. “But glance. Leslie acknowledged somethin’ approximately them runnin’ shy of liquidity. stated their entry to prepared funds couldn’t stay alongside of their progress. Now, consider Farkas had a liquidity challenge and he made up our minds to resolve it by way of gettin’ again into narcotics. Generate himself a few lengthy eco-friendly to maintain growin’ his actual property enterprise. If he labored the crack alternate again within the eighties, he would’ve identified how you can pass approximately it. With a few stock and his personal channels of distribution in position, he’s in enterprise. ” Clyde says, “So you thinkin’ the fellow stole from his personal company? Had this Dusty dude siphonin’ cash off to buy stock with? ” “It explains the missin’ ten million, don’t it? ” Clyde says, “What in regards to the missin’ Dusty, guy? ” Jeremiah says, “Farkas is a bit lengthy within the enamel to be doin’ all this himself, plus he’s simply the only man. I doubt a guy his age has the time or strength to paintings an place of work filled with genuine property fingers and nonetheless run everywhere construction recruiting pushers and placing the pistol to the contest. i believe Farkas deliberate to depend upon his son for many that legwork. yet then his child stopped his personal middle with cocaine, left Farkas with an ox within the ditch. ” Trey says, “And you think that Dusty was once Jonathon’s alternative. ” “Nelson used to be with regards to the Farkas relatives and the Farkas funds. He must’ve both been instructed or figgered out what used to be goin’ on, after which volunteered to take Jonathon’s position in all this while Jonathon went and assumed room temperature.

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