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Dry Heat is a crime novel about a young man who loses everything but his heart.

The day All-American Joey Blade turns 18, he learns his ex-girlfriend is pregnant, is betrayed by his new girlfriend, and is arrested for the attempted murder of two police officers. Then things get bad.

Dry Heat will appeal to readers who enjoy suspense thrillers like Noah Hawley's Before the Fall or heartfelt sagas like Nickolas Butler's Hearts of Men."

About the Book

As a tornado threatens their town, a stubborn old man who has lost his son teams up with a troubled young soldier to deliver a jukebox to the wealthy developer having an affair with the soldier's wife.

It's July 2003 and the small town of Maple Springs, Missouri is suffering through a month-long drought. Dancer Stonemason, a long-forgotten hometown hero still grieving over the death of his oldest son, is moving into town to live with his more dependable younger son. He hires Wayne Mesirow, an Iraq war veteran, to help him liquidate his late son's business.

The heat wave breaks and the skies darken. Dancer tries too settle an old score while Wayne discovers the true cost of his wife's betrayal and his thoughts turn to revenge.

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