High White Sun

High White Sun Review

In this fiery and violent new sequel to The Far Empty, even though Sheriff Ross is dead and gone, outlaws still walk free, peace comes at a price, and redemption remains hard to find. Some things in the Big Bend never change.

Sometimes we have to be wolves . . .

In the wake of Sheriff Stanford Ross’s death, former deputy Chris Cherry—now Sheriff Cherry—is the new “law” in Big Bend County, yet he still struggles to escape the long, dark shadow of that infamous lawman. As Chris tries to remake and modernize his corrupt department, bringing in new deputies, including young America Reynosa and Ben Harper—a hard-edged veteran homicide detective now lured out of retirement—he finds himself constantly staring down a town unwilling to change, friends and enemies unable to let go of the past, and the harsh limits of his badge.

But it's only when a local Rio Grande guide is brutally and inexplicably murdered, and America and Ben's ongoing investigation is swept aside by a secretive federal agent, that the novice sheriff truly understands just how tenuous his hold on that badge really is. And as other new threats rise right along with the unforgiving West Texas sun, nothing can prepare Chris for the high cost of crossing dangerous men such as John Wesley Earl, a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the patriarch of a murderous clan that's descended on Chris’s hometown of Murfee; or Thurman Flowers, a part-time pastor and full-time white supremacist hell-bent on founding his violent Church of Purity in the very heart of the Big Bend.

Before long, Chris, America, and Ben are outmaneuvered, outnumbered, and outgunned—inexorably drawn into a nearly twenty-year vendetta that began with a murdered Texas Ranger on a dusty highway outside of Sweetwater, and that can only end with fire, blood, and bullets in Murfee’s own sun-scorched streets . . .

Welcome back to the Big Bend . . .

Title:High White Sun

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Dan Schwent

    Two years after the death of Sheriff Ross, Sheriff Chris Cherry has another body on his hands and a gang of white supremacist bikers living in a nearby town...The Far Empty wound up being fantastic so...

  • Michelle Lancaster

    MYSTERY/SUSPENSEJ. Todd ScottHigh White Sun: A NovelG.P. Putnam’s SonsHardcover, 978-0-3991-7635-7, (also available as an e-book and as an audio-book), 480 pgs., $26.00March 20, 2018The trouble begi...

  • Alex Carbo

    J Todd Scott isn't just playing a part in the Modern Western genre. He owns it. He could take anyone to a standoff and get out of it walking tall while the competition bites the dust. He is a born sto...

  • Brian

    I recently received an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I did not receive it from the publisher and I'm under no obligation to write any review. Having said that...I loved this book.It hit all the cr...

  • Melanie

    Great storyLoved , second in this series. Very likeable and unlikable ones. Really hope the author continues with this. Can't say enough good things about it. Liked his first book, The Far Empty so we...

  • Deana

    Another great Big Bend Texas area mystery - a must read for Texans who enjoy mysteries....

  • Carl

    interesting characters. Good plot. Outstanding book...

  • Gary F Thomas

    Keep them commingI hoped the second book would be as good as the first and it is. I sure hope we hear more from the sheriff from big bend....