It’s so nice to have Lou Berney back for a second round. His first novel, GUTSHOT STRAIGHT, promised and delivered great things while setting an extremely high bar for future efforts. In WHIPLASH RIVER, he meets the standard set by his debut and raises it without succumbing to the temptation of formulistic plotting.
"You don’t have to have read GUTSHOT STRAIGHT to thoroughly enjoy WHIPLASH RIVER, but you’ll want to, simply to savor more of Berney’s work and characters while you’re waiting for what hopefully will be next year’s installment."
As the book opens,