Southwest Books of the Year
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- Dead Run: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West
- By Dan Schultz. St. Martin's Press. 320 pp. $25.99.
- A veteran crime reporter recounts, in armchair-gripping detail, the 1998 ambush of a Cortez, Colorado, police officer and the subsequent manhunt that launched more than 500 lawmen on a confused, futile search in the Four Corners canyonlands for three camouflage-clad killers. Schultz's skillful use of interviews and investigative documents provides disturbing insight into the terrorist mindset of the assassins and their possible motives, as well as chilling portraits of the militia movement and radical environmentalism as the bastard stepchildren of the Wild West's anti-establishment outlaw tradition. [ ]
- Disciple of Las Vegas, The
- By Ian Hamilton. Picador. 340 pp. $25.00.
- Ava Lee is an accountant, a “money person” with the skills of a tough private investigator and the physical prowess of a champion of the martial arts. When 50 million dollars go missing from a client’s account she begins to follow the money in a globe-trotting chase that will satisfy readers who like their page-turners to give them non-stop action. [ ]