My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A variation of the good brother/bad brother theme with noble lawman, a one-armed Longmire type sheriff, forced to face his inner conflicts while investigating his sociopathic brother who is potentially a suspect in a small town murder. The bad brother is exceptionally well drawn, a nasty, manipulative liar who is charismatic and powerful enough to enthrall the unwitting town folks and susceptible females. His efforts to scapegoat a simple minded boy for the murder are ruthless and relentless which fosters resentment against him, especially from his lawman brother, threatening his well laid plans to inherit a fortune. This only serves to escalate his machinations and violence throwing the book into high gear and leading to an exciting (and very abrupt) ending. In general a terrific book that I recommend. Four stars.
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