Arizona shares nearly four hundred miles of international border with Mexico, thirty-six of which are completely unfortified. On one side lies desperation; on the other, opportunity. Tens of thousands of undocumented aliens pass through these thirty-six miles every year, only to find one of the harshest and most inhospitable deserts on the planet waiting for them. Hundreds die walking, casualties of the merciless sun, their bodies never to be identified. Others simply set out across the red Sonoran sands and vanish into thin air, as though they never existed at all.
Special Agent Lukas Walker is assigned to investigate a murder, the only evidence of which is a twenty-foot design painted on a rock formation in the victim’s blood. He quickly learns that if the heat doesn’t get you…The Coyote will.
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“Get ready for a wild ride! With his latest thriller, McBride delivers on all fronts – suspense, action, intrigue, unexpected twists, and a villain who makes Hannibal Lector look like a Boy Scout. Toss in a sweltering Arizona desert and a cast of characters who each have a secret agenda, and you’ve got The Coyote – one of the best books you’ll read this year.” – JG Faherty, Bram Stoker-nominated author of Ghosts of Coronado Bay, Cemetery Club, and Carnival of Fear.
“The Coyote is an engrossing thriller with a fascinating central character. Native-American FBI agent Lukas Walker has a wry, gritty voice that immediately compels readers to follow him on the dark trail of a serial killer. The mystery is intricate and involving, with surprising revelations at the character level, and many tense scenes as Walker digs deeper into the killer’s lair. There are effective moments of horror throughout, as we expect from Michael McBride—author of such books as Bloodletting and Burial Ground—but The Coyote is first-and-foremost a detective thriller. This book is sure to earn McBride many new fans—and we’ll all be demanding further adventures featuring Lukas Walker.” – Norman Prentiss, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Invisible Fences and Four Legs in the Morning
“Every time I read a new book from Michael McBride I come away more impressed. He seemingly moves effortlessly between genres, producing chilling horrors, incredibly imaginative science fiction and fantasy, and top notch crime stories. With his newest novel, The Coyote, McBride gives us an edge of your seat nail-biter that is part police procedural and a dark thriller that actually manages to thrill. I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. I personally think it may be his best effort yet; and that’s saying a lot. Trust me on this – The Coyote has bite! Highly recommended!” – Gord Rollo, Author of The Jigsaw Man and Valley Of The Scarecrow
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