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This Side of Night

This Side of Night

In the Mexican borderlands, a busload of student protestors is gunned down in broad daylight, a violent act blamed on the Nemesio cartel. But its aging leader, Fox Uno, sees it for what it is: another salvo in the long-running battle for control of Nemesio itself. 

Across the Rio Grande, Sheriff Chris Cherry and his deputies America Reynosa and Danny Ford find themselves caught in Fox Uno’s escalating war, with the recent discovery of five dead men at the river’s edge. But when El Paso DEA agent Joe Garrison’s own Nemesio investigation leads him into the heart of the Big Bend, he’s not ready to accept the cartel leader’s retreat or defeat. 

“In This Side of Night, Mr. Scott demonstrates the Texas-sized writing talents to which his protagonist aspires.” —The Wall Street Journal

“…a fine novel that is suspenseful, action-packed, literary, and thought-provoking.” —Associated Press

“The stellar third volume in Scott’s epic Texas border series (after 2018’s High White Sun) draws its inspiration from a real-life tragedy…Scott, a veteran federal agent, writes with authority and gravitas about complex border issues. Fans of Don Winslow and Cormac McCarthy won’t want to miss this one.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)