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Nothing Short of Dying

(2016)
(The first book in the Clyde Barr series)
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In the tradition of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels and featuring a lethal, ex-mercenary drifter who is most comfortable surviving in the wilderness and who puts his expertise to work racing against the clock to save his sister from a murderous meth kingpin, this “relentless thrill ride hurtles the reader into dark and interesting places” (Robert Ferrigno, New York Times bestselling author).

Sixteen years. That’s how long Clyde Barr has been away from Colorado’s thick forests, alpine deserts, and craggy peaks, running from a past filled with haunting memories. But now he’s back, having roamed across three continents as a hunter, adventurer, soldier of fortune, and, most recently, unjustly imprisoned convict. And once again, his past is reaching out to claim him.

By the light of a flickering campfire, Clyde receives a frantic phone call from his sister Jen. No sooner has she pleaded with him to come rescue her that the line goes dead. Clyde doesn’t know how much time he has, or where Jen is located, or why she needs rescuing. All he knows is that nothing short of dying will stop him from saving her.

Joining Clyde in his against-all-odds quest is a young woman named Allie whose motivations for running this gauntlet are fascinatingly complex. As the duo races against the clock, it’s Allie who gets Clyde to see what he has become and what he can still be.

Vivid with the hues and scents of Colorado’s backcountry, Nothing Short of Dying is, above all, “nothing short of brilliant. It grabs you from page one and simply doesn’t let go” (Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector).

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Furious, Non-stop action...Clyde Barr is not a man to be messed with." - C J Box

"Very, very good. It’s all here. Reacher is keeping an eye on this guy. In the rear-view mirror for now, but that’s closer than most." - Lee Child

"A singular new talent! Storey's Nothing Short of Dying is nothing short of brilliant. It grabs you from page one and simply doesn't let go. This man is a born storyteller!" - Jeffery Deaver

"Nothing Short of Dying takes you into the underbelly of the American West where some things haven’t changed since the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Erik Storey’s main character, Clyde Barr, is the quintessential man’s man, a modern version of every Wild West cowboy, sheriff, and drifter you’ve ever admired in books and film. Storey captures the American landscape in beautifully written passages that contrast starkly with the ugliness of some very bad hombres. The novel features great action scenes, fast pacing, and well-drawn characters, with sharp and blunt dialogue that always rings true." - Nelson DeMille

"Nothing Short of Dying is a relentless thrill ride that hurtles the reader into dark and interesting places. Erik Storey's somebody to watch...and read." - Robert Ferrigno

"A thrill ride—Erik Storey's Nothing Short of Dying hits the ground running. Clyde Barr isn't the usual protagonist, he's a man who has been knocked down but keeps getting back up with a vengeance, so buckle up and hang on because you're in for one hell of a read." - Craig Johnson

"Nothing Short of Dying may be the year's best debut thriller. It leaps at you like a wolf, sinks its teeth in, and won't let go. Fans of Jack Reacher will love Clyde Barr, a dark, classic hero who can hold his own against any evil. The writing is fine and fast, and the high country of Colorado is painted in strokes of brilliance. I guarantee that readers of this first novel are going to clamor for more." - William Kent Krueger

"Jack Reacher fans will delight in meeting the shrewd loner Clyde Barr, but it's his fearless companion Allie who will sass her way into readers’ hearts. Highly recommended!" - Kira Peikoff

"Gritty…authentic…a terrific page-turner." - Howard Roughan

"Nothing short of thrilling…Erik Story is a gene splice of Lee Child and Joe Lansdale. In this modern-day gunslinger classic everyone is a bad guy and Clyde Barr is the baddest of them all." - Scott Sigler

"Grandly cinematic…What makes Clyde Barr great isn’t just that he’s haunted, driven, and lethal, but that he’s paired with a strong, independent, and capable woman who refuses to be a victim—Allie Martin is exactly my kind of gal. Together, they make a modern-day ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ out for their own kind of justice." - Taylor Stevens


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Hardback Editions

December 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying (A Clyde Barr Novel)
Author(s): Erik Storey
ISBN: 1-4104-9188-9 / 978-1-4104-9188-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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August 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller (Clyde Barr) (Clyde Barr 1)
Author(s): Erik Storey
ISBN: 1-4711-4683-9 / 978-1-4711-4683-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Novel (1)
Author(s): Erik Storey
ISBN: 1-5011-2414-5 / 978-1-5011-2414-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Novel (1)
Author(s): Erik Storey
ISBN: 1-5011-2416-1 / 978-1-5011-2416-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller
Author(s): Erik Storey
ISBN: 1-4711-4686-3 / 978-1-4711-4686-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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April 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Novel (1)
Author(s): Erik Storey
ISBN: 1-5011-6073-7 / 978-1-5011-6073-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller (Clyde Barr 1)
Author(s): Erik Storey
ISBN: 1-4711-4684-7 / 978-1-4711-4684-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller, Book 1
Author(s): Erik Storey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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August 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller, Book 1
Author(s): Erik Storey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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August 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller, Book 1
Author(s): Erik Storey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Novel
Author(s): Erik Storey
ISBN: 1-5082-1794-7 / 978-1-5082-1794-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Novel, Book 1
Author(s): Erik Storey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Novel, Book 1
Author(s): Erik Storey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller
Author(s): Erik Storey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Novel
Author(s): Erik Storey
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Nothing Short of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller
Author(s): Erik Storey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK