The Carrion Birds (Hardcover)
William Morrow & Company, 9780062216885, 270pp.
Publication Date: April 16, 2013
May 2013 Indie Next List
— Pamela Pride, Kerri's Korner Bookstore, Fairmont, WV
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The Carrion Birds from Urban Waite, author of the highly acclaimed The Terror of Living, is a remarkable work of literary noir.
Hired gun Ray Lamar is ready to put his past behind him. He wants to see his twelve-year-old son and start a new life--away from the violence of the last ten years. One last heist will take him there. All he has to do is steal a rival's stash. Simple, easy, clean.
But when things start to go very wrong, Ray realizes the path to redemption isn't always easy.
A soulful tale of violence, vengeance, and contrition, The Carrion Birds is an elegant depiction of one man's last chance to make things right.