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How many ways can the past come back to haunt you? Hard-nosed Dallas detective Lee Henry Oswald is about to find out.
When a bourbon-swilling Baptist preacher hires private detective Lee Henry Oswald to recover a stolen file, Oswald figures the job for a quick and painless infusion of cash. But nothing comes easily in Dallas for anybody named Oswald, especially
when a psychopathic hit man from out of town shows up, intent on
finding the same scrap of missing paper. With the police
after him for a murder he didnít commit and his every move shadowed by
the strange mobster, Hank Oswald gratefully accepts an extortion case
in an effort to get out of town for a few days.
State Senator Eddie
Black, the tree-hugging black sheep of an oil-rich East Texas family,
has a problem. Somebody wants him to change his vote on an important
environmental bill. If he refuses, Blackís long-time friend and his
entire family will be killed, one by one, starting with the oldest
child, the head-strong Tess McPherson.In the aftermath
of a bloody encounter with the mobster at Tess McPhersonís apartment,
Oswald finally realizes the chilling connection between the two cases:
a dead man named Billy Barringer, Hankís onetime best friend and the
firstborn son of an East Texas crime boss.
As the stakes
mount, each treacherous step toward the missingfile forces Oswald to
confront the haunting memory of a split second decision which
ultimately cost Billy Barringer his life. Now it looks
like the dead manís family has teamed up with the new player in town,
and everybodyís got Oswald in their cross hairs. As the clock ticks
down to a startling climax, Oswald races across the mean streets of
Dallas to find the missing file and the secret it holds.
Once the file is found, the explosive discovery forces a dangerous
decision, one full of hard choices Oswald thought had been left long
ago in his murky past.