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  • ISBN: 9780727892478
  • ISBN: 0727892479
  • Physical Description: 234 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First world edition.
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Severn House, 2021.

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"The residents of the small town of Artemis are suspicious when a community called The Drummers moves into a local abandoned church. Their leader, Gideon, claims their aim is simple: to live peacefully off the grid without government interference. But when local power substations are sabotaged and the whole of West Texas loses electricity, all fingers point to them. Forced to intervene, Police Chief Josie Gray and her team try to enter the church only for gunshots to be exchanged. Inside the church one young girl is killed, with Gideon claiming Josie's stray bullet hit her. Was Josie responsible? Did one of The Drummers murder the girl and use Josie as a patsy? Were The Drummers responsible for the power outage? As Josie identifies an ever-widening pool of suspects, she learns of a shocking connection reaching far beyond West Texas."--Publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 April #2
    Early on, readers might think they're in the small-town world of Bill Crider, or maybe Terry Shames. Josie Gray is police chief of tiny Artemis, TX, commanding her skeleton force of nice, old folks whose biggest foe is arthritis. A new worry, though, is a counterculture group that has taken over an abandoned church outside town. When a power grid goes out and their world goes dark, the locals suspect the outsiders. A clash is inevitable, and suddenly we're in an actioner, then a procedural. Who shot the teenage cult member? The leader blames Josie. Another shift and mighty forces gather on either side, with SWAT teams and hostage negotiators and a larger, scarier scenario emerging. A group of nutters is seeking to shut down the world by supporting, then using, technology to link cults like this one. Josie is out to stop them, and Fields tells her story in a functional, rather colorless style. The main attraction is its detailing of the damage computers can do: The prophecy in Revelations of a world order is coming true. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Born in Hawaii but spending most of her life in Indiana, Tricia Fields now lives with her family in a log cabin on a small farm. Fields won the Tony Hillerman Prize for her first novel in the Josie Gray mystery series, The Territory, which was also named a Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery Debut of the Year.

Subject: Gray, Josie (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women police chiefs > Texas > Fiction.
Cults > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
Mexican-American Border Region > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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