A Promise to Kill

Erik Storey

Clyde Barr is alone again, wandering the highways of the American West in search of something to believe in. Trading his car for a horse, he heads for the mountains, planning to clear his head. But when he runs across an elderly sick man – a member of the Ute tribe from a nearby reservation – Clyde’s dream of solitude is quickly dashed.

On the reservation, Clyde finds the old man’s daughter, Lawana, and grandson, Taylor, as well as a group of menacing bikers called Reapers running wild in the economically depressed, half-abandoned village. Clyde offers to stay on Lawana’s ranch to help out until her father is released from the hospital.

Clyde keeps his distance from the lawless bikers – but when the Reapers attack a local boy Clyde has to do something. As tensions rise between the locals and the Reapers, Clyde’s efforts to protect the reservation become a fight for his, Lawana’s, and Taylor’s lives.

In the remote Utah desert, surrounded by enemies, with no law enforcement presence or communication, Clyde must do the whatever it takes to bring down the gang, save his new friends and, most importantly, survive.


UK and Commonwealth: Simon and Schuster

North American: Scribner

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