Edition: First printing.
New York: St Martin's, (1986). The author's second novel, set in the quiet town of Agatite, Texas, once known as the jewel of the prairie, but now used up and gradually dying - "until the discovery of a dead body hanged in an abandoned outhouse sets into motion a series of events that alters the town forever. Shock follows shock in quick succession as Reynolds relentlessly develops his tale of murder and mob action, focusing on Able Newsome, the county sheriff, and Roy Breedlove, a former high school football star turned drifter, but involving the fate of the town and all its citizens." (Library Journal) 374 pp. ISBN: 0-312011709.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.