When These Mountains Burn

David Joy
AUD $19.99

The tale of a father, an addict, a lawman and the explosive events that come to unite them.

Acclaimed author David Joy returns with a fierce and tender tale of a father, an addict, a lawman and the explosive events that come to unite them.

When his addict son gets in deep with his dealer, it takes everything Raymond Mathis has to bail him out of trouble one last time. Frustrated by the slow pace and limitations of the law, Raymond decides to take matters into his own hands.

After a workplace accident left him out of a job and in pain, Denny Rattler has spent years chasing his next high. He supports his habit through careful theft, following strict rules that keep him under the radar and out of jail. But when faced with opportunities too easy to resist, Denny makes two choices that change everything.

For months, the DEA has been chasing the drug supply in the mountains to no avail, when a lead - just one word - sets one agent on a path to crack the case open... but he'll need help from the most unexpected quarter.

As chance brings together these men from different sides of a relentless epidemic, each may come to find that his opportunity for redemption lies with the others.

Author bio:

David Joy is an acclaimed author of American noir fiction, includingWhere All Light Tends To Go (2015 Edgar finalist for Best First Novel),The Weight Of This World andThe Line That Held Us (winner of the 2018 SIBA Book Prize). His latest short stories and essays have appeared inTime and theNew York Times Magazine and he is the recent recipient of an artist fellowship from the North Caroline Arts Council. Joy lives in the North Carolina mountains and this is his UK debut.

Category: Crime & Mystery
ISBN: 9780233006505
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Andre Deutsch
Pub Date: March 2022
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback
Subject: Thriller / suspense