THE SEARCHER by Simon Toyne

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A stranger arrives in a small Arizona town called Redemption, but in a big departure from what sounds like Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, this stranger is an albino and thinks his name may be Solomon Creed. He thinks he is there to save Sheriff Coronado, but he’s really not sure about any of this.

There was a plane crash just outside of town, and Creed may be the only survivor. The crash starts a rapidly spreading fire that’s a real threat to the small community.

In another storyline, Mulcahy is a corrupt cop who is in town at the behest of a Mexican drug lord. The drug lord is holding Mulcahy’s father hostage.

Interspersed throughout are memoir chapters from the founder of Redemption,“King” Cassidy. There is a lot of action, several brutal murders and an occasional ghost.

All these story lines eventually intersect but this is the first book of planned trilogy, so there is more to come. With its touches of the supernatural, F. Paul Wilson’s Repairman Jack readers will feel right at home here.

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10/15 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch

THE SEARCHER by Simon Toyne. William Morrow (October 6, 2015).  ISBN 978-0062329721. 480p.


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