The Devil s Harvest

The Devil s Harvest
Author: Jessica Garrison
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0316455741
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Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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"Meticulously researched and tightly woven, The Devil's Harvest is an important story because it tells us that if [this] can happen in one place, then it can happen in any place. And that's damn scary."--Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Closers, The Lincoln Lawyer, and The Night Fire A page-turning, suspenseful story of a drug cartel hit man who got away with murder after murder in California's Central Valley for three decades, The Devil's Harvest reveals how the criminal justice system fails our most vulnerable immigrant communities. On the surface, fifty-eight-year-old Jose Martinez didn't seem evil or even that remarkable- just a regular neighbor, good with cars and devoted to his family. But in between taking his children to Disneyland and visiting his mom, Martinez was also one of the most skilled professional killers police had ever seen. He tracked one victim to one of the wealthiest corners of America, a horse ranch in Santa Barbara, and shot him dead in the morning sunlight, setting off a decades-long manhunt. He shot another man, a farmworker, right in front of his young wife as they drove to work in the fields. The widow would wait decades for justice. Those were murders for hire. Others he killed for vengeance. How did Martinez manage to evade law enforcement for so long with little more than a slap on the wrist? Because he understood a dark truth about the criminal justice system: if you kill the "right people"-people who are poor, who aren't white, and who don't have anyone to speak up for them-you can get away with it. Melding the pacing and suspense of a true crime thriller with the rigor of top-notch investigative journalism, The Devil's Harvest follows award-winning reporter Jessica Garrison's relentless search for the truth as she traces the life of this assassin, the cops who were always a few steps behind him, and the families of his many victims. Drawing upon decades of case files, interrogation transcripts, on-the-ground reporting, and Martinez's chilling handwritten journals, The Devil's Harvest uses a gripping and often shocking narrative to dig into one of the most important moral questions haunting our politically divided nation today: Why do some deaths-and some lives-matter more than others?

The Devil s Harvest

The Devil s Harvest
Author: Jessica Garrison
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780316455732
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Meticulously researched and tightly woven, The Devil's Harvest is an important story because it tells us that if [this] can happen in one place, then it can happen in any place. And that's damn scary."--Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Closers, The Lincoln Lawyer, and The Night Fire A page-turning, suspenseful story of a drug cartel hit man who got away with murder after murder in California's Central Valley for three decades, The Devil's Harvest reveals how the criminal justice system fails our most vulnerable immigrant communities On the surface, fifty-eight-year-old Jose Martinez didn't seem evil or even that remarkable--just a regular neighbor, good with cars and devoted to his family. But in between taking his children to Disneyland and visiting his mom, Martinez was also one of the most skilled professional killers police had ever seen. He tracked one victim to one of the wealthiest corners of America, a horse ranch in Santa Barbara, and shot him dead in the morning sunlight, setting off a decades-long manhunt. He shot another man, a farmworker, right in front of his young wife as they drove to work in the fields. The widow would wait decades for justice. Those were murders for hire. Others he killed for vengeance. How did Martinez manage to evade law enforcement for so long with little more than a slap on the wrist? Because he understood a dark truth about the criminal justice system: if you kill the "right people"--people who are poor, who aren't white, and who don't have anyone to speak up for them--you can get away with it. Melding the pacing and suspense of a true crime thriller with the rigor of top-notch investigative journalism, The Devil's Harvest follows award-winning reporter Jessica Garrison's relentless search for the truth as she traces the life of this assassin, the cops who were always a few steps behind him, and the families of his many victims. Drawing upon decades of case files, interrogation transcripts, on-the-ground reporting, and Martinez's chilling handwritten journals, The Devil's Harvest uses a gripping and often shocking narrative to dig into one of the most important moral questions haunting our politically divided nation today: Why do some deaths--and some lives--matter more than others? span

The Devil s Harvest

The Devil s Harvest
Author: Jessica Garrison
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0316455687
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In the tradition of authors Jill Leovy and Beth Macy, award-winning Buzzfeed investigative journalist Jessica Garrison unravels the real-life story of Jose Martinez, a serial killer and drug cartel debt collector responsible for the murders of Latinos in the impoverished towns of California's Central Valley, and sheds light on the lack of protection for the poor Nestled between the foggy allure of San Francisco and the glitzy celebrity of Los Angeles lies California's Central Valley -a vast plain of endless dusty fields and home of much of the nation's fruits and vegetables. In this forgotten corner of America, lives Jose Martinez, a mechanic, devoted father, and one of the most prolific serial killers in American history, having confessed to 39 murders-more than Ted Bundy, John Wayne, or H.H. Homes. He worked as a drug cartel hitman and terrorized poor, rural communities, largely populated by immigrants, for over 35 years until he voluntarily turned himself in. Nobody had ever managed to stop him. Martinez understood a dark truth about the criminal justice system: if you kill the right people-people who are poor, who aren't white, and who don't have anyone to speak up for them-you can get away with it. Melding the pacing and suspense of a true crime thriller with the rigor of top-notch investigative journalism, award-winning reporter Jessica Garrison has spent more than three years tracing the life of this merciless hitman, the cops who chased him, and the families of his many victims. Drawing upon decades of case files, interrogation transcripts, months of on the ground reporting, and Martinez's own handwritten journals, THE DEVIL'S HARVEST uses a gripping and often shocking narrative to dig into one of the most important moral questions haunting our politically divided nation today: why do some deaths-and some lives-matter more than others?

Satan s Harvest

Satan s Harvest
Author: Ed Warren,Lorraine Warren,Michael Lasalandra,Mark Merenda,Maurice Theriault
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781631680229
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Release: 2014-10-04
Editor: Graymalkin Media
Language: en

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The shocking true case of demonic possession from the reporters who first covered it in the Boston Herald. The case was discussed and you can watch the real exorcism footage in the blockbuster horror film The Conjuring. When terrifying, bizarre things kept happening to a hard-working Massachusetts farmer, he did what anyone would do. First he went to the local police chief. Then he went to his priest. And then he went to Ed and Lorraine Warren, the world’s most famous demonologists who investigated the “The Amityville Horror” and other terrifying cases of demonic possession. It was the Warrens who called in one of America’s most renowned exorcists, Bishop Robert McKenna. What they all experienced is described in this extraordinary book. Absolutely terrifying. Absolutely true. Don't miss the Warrens' new film "Annabelle" (October, 2014).

The Devil s Music

The Devil s Music
Author: Giles Oakley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0306807432
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Release: 1997-03-22
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

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Superbly researched and vividly written, The Devil's Music is one of the only books to trace the rise and development of the blues both in relation to other forms of black music and in the context of American social history as experienced by African Americans. From its roots in the turn-of-the-century honky-tonks of New Orleans and the barrelhouses and plantations of the Mississippi Delta to modern legends such as John Lee Hooker and B. B. King, the blues comes alive here through accounts by the blues musicians themselves and those who knew them. Throughout this wide-ranging and fascinating book, Giles Oakley describes the texture of the life that made the blues possible, and the changing attitudes toward the music. The Devil's Music is a wholehearted and loving examination of one of America's most powerful traditions.

The Devil s Workshop

The Devil s Workshop
Author: Alex Grecian
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101636398
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Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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They thought he was gone, but they were wrong. Jack the Ripper is loose in London once more. Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad faces the most shocking case of its existence, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestsellers The Yard and The Black Country. London, 1890. A small group of the city’s elite, fed up with the murder rate, have made it their business to capture violent criminals and mete out their own terrible brand of retribution. Now they are taking it a step further: They have arranged for four murderers to escape from prison, and into the group’s hands. But the plan goes wrong. The killers elude them, and now it is up to Walter Day, Nevil Hammersmith, and the rest of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad to hunt the convicts down before they can resume their bloody spree. But the Murder Squad may already be too late. The killers have retribution in mind, and one of them is heading straight toward a member of the Murder Squad, and his family. And that isn’t even the worst of it. During the escape, one of the killers has stumbled upon the location of another notorious murderer, one thought gone for good, but who is now prepared to join forces with them. And Saucy Jack has learned some new tricks while he’s been away.

Black Harvest

Black Harvest
Author: Josh Howard
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781933160368
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Release: 2011-02
Editor: Devil's Due Digital
Language: en

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The Devil s Larder

The Devil s Larder
Author: Jim Crace
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9780385666930
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Release: 2013-09-06
Editor: Anchor Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One night when there are guests and all the wine has gone, they put the can into the candlelight amongst the debris of their meal and play the guessing game. An aphrodisiac. perhaps; “Let’s try . . .” ’ Bursting with delightfully subversive ingredients and mischievous behaviour, The Devil’s Larder is a sensuous portrait—in sixty-four parts—of a community in which meals cater not for taste buds but to satisfy the imagination This is a book about our loves. and hates, our appetites and desires, rendered with startling beauty and devilish invention.

Talks With a Devil

Talks With a Devil
Author: P. D. Ouspensky
Pages: 147
ISBN: 9781465505859
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Release: 1988
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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Shake the Devil Off

Shake the Devil Off
Author: Ethan Brown
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1429992549
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Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A charismatic young soldier meets a tragic end in this moving and mesmerizing account of the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, and no-safety-net America Zackery Bowen was thrust into two of America's largest recent debacles. He was one of the first soldiers to encounter the fledgling insurgency in Iraq. After years of military service he returned to New Orleans to tend bar and deliver groceries. In the weeks before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, he met Addie Hall, a pretty and high-spirited bartender. Their improvised, hard-partying endurance during and after the storm had news outlets around the world featuring the couple as the personification of what so many want to believe is the indomitable spirit of New Orleans. But in October 2006, Bowen leaped from the rooftop bar of a French Quarter hotel. A note in his pocket directed the police to the body of Addie Hall. It was, according to NOPD veterans, one of the most gruesome crimes in the city's history. How had this popular, handsome father of two done this horrible thing? Journalist Ethan Brown moved from New York City to the French Quarter in order to investigate this question. Among the newsworthy elements in the book is Brown's discovery that this tragedy—like so many others—could have been avoided if the military had simply not, in the words of Paul Sullivan, executive director of Veterans for Common Sense, "absolutely and completely failed this soldier." Shake the Devil Off is a mesmerizing tribute to these lives lost.

Harvest

Harvest
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1439140723
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Release: 2010-07-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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In this classic medical thriller filled with harrowing suspense and brilliantly crafted plot twists, Tess Gerritsen—the author of the acclaimed Rizzoli & Isles series that inspired the hit television show—delivers a pulse-pounding tale that “will make your heart skip a beat” (USA TODAY). For Dr. Abby DiMatteo, the long road to Boston’s Bayside Hospital has been anything but easy. Now, immersed in the grinding fatigue of her second year as a surgical resident, she’s elated when the hospital’s elite cardiac transplant team taps her as a potential recruit. But Abby soon makes an anguished, crucial decision that jeopardizes her entire career. A car crash victim’s healthy heart is ready to be harvested; it is immediately cross-matched to a wealthy private patient, Nina Voss. Abby hatches a bold plan to make sure that the transplant goes instead to a dying seventeen-year-old boy who is also a perfect match. The repercussions are powerful and swift and Abby is shaken but unrepentant—until she meets the frail, tormented Nina. Then a new heart for Nina Voss suddenly appears, her transplant is completed, and Abby makes a terrible discovery: Nina’s heart has not come through the proper channels. Defying Bayside Hospital’s demands for silence, Abby plunges into an investigation that reveals an intricate, and murderous, chain of deceptions. Every move Abby makes spawns a vicious backlash and, in a ship anchored in the stagnant waters of Boston Harbor, a final, grisly discovery lies waiting…

Realm of Lost Souls

Realm of Lost Souls
Author: JM Hart
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780648558002
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Release: 2019-10-21
Editor: JM Hart
Language: en

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She helped save the world. But to keep her father alive, she’ll have to bring down a demon all on her own… Jade is bone-tired from battling a shape-shifting plague. While the 16-year-old knows she was chosen to protect the world, she wonders if she’s the weakest of all her heroic friends. But when she receives nightmarish visions of her demon-possessed father, she’s convinced that only she can save his soul. Enlisting the help of her portal-master friend Kevin, she’s terrified to discover her dark hallucinations are all too real. Now her only hope of banishing the life-draining demon is to unlock her native ancestors’ secrets and enter the treacherous Realm of Souls. If she can’t conjure the full force of her abilities in time, she’ll lose her father and unleash a new host of horrors upon the world. Can Jade trust her spirit to outwit a demon before she loses everything she loves? Realm of Lost Souls is the first book in the Chronicles of the Supernatural an occult supernatural fantasy series, a standalone spinoff of The Emerald Tablet collection. If you like steadfast heroines, dystopian settings, and a dash of blood-curdling horror, then you’ll love this riveting tale.

Devil s Day

Devil s Day
Author: Andrew Michael Hurley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781328489883
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Release: 2018
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

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"A gripping and unsettling new novel by the award-winning author of The Loney that asks how much we owe to tradition, and how far we will go to preserve it"--

The Devil s Harvest

The Devil s Harvest
Author: Jm Hart
Pages: 328
ISBN: 0645039624
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Release: 2020-12-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Deadly otherworldly creatures roam a world in ruins. To locate lost loved ones, two friends will risk their lives in an unfamiliar hellscape. Six months after the apocalypse, Rachel Rosenberg desperately wants to find her family. Joining forces with her ally, the pair leaves the psychic protection of their country estate and travels through a portal to a desolated Jerusalem. But with only four days before the gateway closes, locating her mom and brother could leave them permanently trapped in the rubble. Shaun Grady's protective instinct won't let Rachel embark on a rescue mission alone. When a forty-foot monster immediately interrupts their quest, Israeli soldiers direct them towards an underground bunker. But upon arrival, Shaun is shocked to discover a hidden city under the control of an evil Supreme Master. Hoping to track down her family in the secret commune, Rachel fears that she and Shaun may never make their way out. And just as he joins a Resistance group, Shaun is terrified to uncover a sacrificial plot that could put a fatal halt on their escape. Can Rachel and Shaun free their fellow prisoners before they all meet their demise? The Devil's Harvest is the third action-packed book in the Chronicles of the Supernatural dark fantasy series. If you like post-apocalyptic adventures, clever heroes, and dangerous mythical beasts, then you'll love JM Hart's spine-tingling novel.

The Harvest Man

The Harvest Man
Author: Alex Grecian
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101636404
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Release: 2015-05-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad—and Jack the Ripper—return, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestseller The Yard. In The Devil’s Workshop, London discovered that Jack the Ripper was back, sending the city—and Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad—into chaos. But now it is even worse. Not only is the Ripper still at large, but so is another killer just as bad. For Inspector Walter Day, it has been a difficult time. His wife has given birth to twins, his hostile in-laws have come to stay, and a leg injury has kept him at his desk. But when the Harvest Man begins killing, carving people’s faces off their skulls, the Yard knows they need Day in the field. Not so Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith. Rash actions have cost him his job, but that doesn’t stop his obsessive hunt for the Ripper. When the mutilated bodies of prostitutes start turning up again, Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop Saucy Jack, his methods carrying him further and further from the ideals of the Yard, so far in fact that he may never be able to find his way back. Of course, the Ripper’s been playing a game with him—with Walter Day, as well. He is pushing both of them to their limits, and what happens when they get there . . . no one can say.

The Devil s Dictionary or The Cynic s Wordbook Unabridged with all the Definitions

The Devil s Dictionary  or The Cynic s Wordbook  Unabridged with all the Definitions
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9788074843952
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Release: 2013-08-20
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".

The Last Harvest

The Last Harvest
Author: Kim Liggett
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781466876309
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Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: Tor Teen
Language: en

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Kim Liggett draws on her childhood during the Satanic Panic for a chilling tale of magic in The Last Harvest. "I plead the blood." Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad's throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely cattle ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest. Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma, slaughter, the whole town's looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won't leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who's behaving like they're old friends. Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals—but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity...or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Demon Harvest

Demon Harvest
Author: Patrick C. Greene
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781516108329
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Lyrical Press
Language: en

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In the epic tradition of Stephen King and Jonathan Maberry, the enthralling third novel in the Haunted Hollow Chronicles finds the town of Ember Hollow in the grip of evil . . . DEMON HARVEST Centuries ago, the first seeds of evil took root in the pastoral farmlands of Ember Hollow. Tonight, the sins of the past bear their unholy fruits—and the souls of the living are ripe for the plucking . . . Ember Hollow was once known as the pumpkin-growing capital of the world. But now, in the wake of two tragic Halloween seasons, the town is more famous for its growing epidemic of madness and murder. Many locals have left. Tourists stay away. But a few brave souls can not escape the town’s unearthly grip: A death-rock band, still reeling from near-disaster. A trio of teens, including the orphaned sister of a mass-murderer. A minister, questioning his faith after a ghastly possession. And the local deputy, who fears he’s turning into something not human . . . From the original sins of the earliest settlers to a newly-infected coven of modern-day witches, the people of Ember Hollow must fight for their lives—and face their darkest demons—or surrender to evil forever . . .

The Devil s Way

The Devil   s Way
Author: Lamees A.
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9781622878512
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Release: 2015-05-08
Editor: First Edition Design Pub.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All the good men and women, past and present, who shone a light for others to follow, had their own share of demons to conquer, and they emerged victorious. Malcolm is a young Harvard graduate visiting Italy. He befriends an enigmatic priest who offers to give him a tour of the Duomo Cathedral. The truth unfolds; this so-called priest is actually the devil, and he is after Malcolm’s soul! In their travels to get to the cathedral, Malcolm and the devil encounter people with various sins. Their names are written in the devil’s book; he will claim their souls. Malcolm argues with the devil over the alleged sins of these people while at the same time a little fearful; will the devil take his soul, too? “You may as well call me the devil, for I might as well tell you, I am indeed the devil.” “That’s impossible; the devil would not dress like a priest, carry the holy book, wear a cross, and work in a church.” The devil smiled and said, “Why not?” Keywords: Malcolm, Devil, Florence, Sin, Mankind, Human, Evil, Vanity, Greed, Hubris

Sutherland Springs

Sutherland Springs
Author: Joe Holley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316451116
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Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**Winner of the 2021 Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins’ Award for Best Book of Nonfiction** One part Columbine, one part God Save Texas, Joe Holley's riveting, compassionate book examines the 2017 mass shooting at a church in a small Texas town, revealing the struggles and triumphs of these fellow Texans long after the satellite news trucks have gone. Sutherland Springs was the last place anyone would have expected to be victimized by our modern-day scourge of mass shootings. Founded in the 1850s along historic Cibolo Creek, the tiny community, named for the designated physician during the siege of the Alamo, was once a vibrant destination for wealthy tourists looking to soak up the "cures" of its namesake mineral springs. By November 5, 2017, however, the day a former Air Force enlistee opened fire in the town's First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs was a shadow of its former self. Twenty-six people died that Sunday morning, in the worst mass shooting in a place of worship in American history. Holley, who roams the Lone Star State as the "Native Texan" columnist for the Houston Chronicle and earned a Pulitzer- Prize nomination for his editorials about guns, spent more than a year embedded in the community. Long after most journalists had left, he stayed with his fellow Texans, getting to know a close-knit group of people - victims, heroes, and survivors. Holley shows how they work to come to terms with their loss and to rebuild shattered lives, marked by their deep faith in God and in guns. He also uses Sutherland Springs' unique history and its decades-long decline as a prism for understanding how an act of unspeakable violence reflects the complicated realities of Texas and America in the twenty-first century.