Edgar Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Blair, Texas A fightened place wracked by the brutal, inexplicable killing of its young people. Lucius Rumsey has come her for reasons of his own. An itenerant preacher, he asks the town's carpenter to build a 12 foot wooden cross. Then the carpenters son is found lashed to it, it throat cut, his chest torn, making Rumsey the number one suspect. Now the sometime man of God must follow the trail of mutilated bodies to its terrible source. And do some bloodletting of his own.
Used availability for Christopher Leach's Texas Station
May 1983 : USA Hardback
June 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback