When Constable Ned Parker is summoned to a hot cornfield one morning in the small Texas community of Center Springs to examine the remains of a tortured bird dog, he finds a dark presence in their quiet community. Ned is usually confident when it comes to handling moonshiners, drunks and domestic disputes. But the animal atrocities turn to murder, and the investigation spins beyond the old man’s abilities. Ned combines forces with John Washington, the almost mythical black deputy sheriff from nearby Chisum, to track down a murderer who is rapidly becoming a threat to his own family.
The Rock Hole, the mystery novel by Reavis Z. Wortham, is available from Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.