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Burrows chapter 1 Burrows , meaning Burrows , genre Burrows , book cover Burrows , flies Burrows , Burrows 294dc83e8e4c2 Lyndon B Johnson Is President, Beatlemania Is In Overdrive And Gasoline Costs Cents A Gallonwhen Ned Parker Retires As Constable In Center Springs, Texas But His Plan To Live A Quiet Life As A Cotton Farmer Is Torpedoed A Phone Call Leads Ned To A Body In The Red River And Into The Urgent Investigation Headed By His Nephew, The Newly Elected Constable Cody Parker Together They Work To Head Off A Multi State Killing Spree That Sets Northeast Texas On Fire As The Weeks Pass, Ned S Grandchildren, Ten Year Old Top And His Tomboy Cousin Pepper, Struggle With Personal Issues Resulting From Their Traumatic Experiences At The Rock Hole Only Months Before They Now Find Themselves In The Middle Of A Nightmare For Which No One Can Prepare Cody And Deputy John Washington, The Law South Of The Tracks, Follow A Lead From Their Small Community To The Long Abandoned Cotton Exchange Warehouse In Chisum Stunned, They Find The Exchange Packed Full Of The Town S Cast Off Garbage And Riddled With Booby Trapped Passageways And Dark Burrows Despite Ned S Warnings, Cody Enters The Building And Finds Himself Relying On His Recent Military Experiences To Save Both Himself And Big John Unfortunately, The Trail Doesn T End There And The Killing Spree Continues

10 thoughts on “Burrows

  1. says:

    This is the second book in this great series I forgot how much I liked these characters until I got back into this one It s the 60 s in a small town in North Texas and the whole town is terrified of a killer who is cutting people s heads off The young, newly promoted Constable is in a bit over his head so his Uncle, the recently retired Constable is called back in to help along side he and the local Sheriff This mystery is a strange one that delves deep into the compulsive behavior of an unbelievable hoarder Cody, the new Constable and John, one of his men, must start on a treacherous journey through a warehouse where a hoarder has been living for years Cody was a tunnel rat in the Vietcong War but even he is amazed and frightened by not only the sheer volume but also by the mindset of a person who could build this gruesome, boobie trapped maze All the regulars are back and of corse our cantankerous Pepper and Top are smack dab in the middle of where they should not be A fast paced well rounded mystery with a group of characters that I am looking forward to reading about.

  2. says:

    I loved it as much as I did his other book The Rock Hole For the same reasons takes me right back to the 1960s when LBJ was president and the Beatles were hot And kids spent time with their grandparents

  3. says:

    Cody Parker maybe the elected constable of Center Springs, Texas, but it s still Ned, Cody s father, who gets the largest percentage of calls So, it s Ned they call when a body is pulled from the nearby river A headless body It isn t long before the corpse is identified as an inmate from the nervous house One of three who have killed their way across the Midwest Now it seems they re in Chisholm One of them, at least Kendall Boden, and he isn t done with what he started.These stories are written in such a way that we re seeing much of it through the eyes of Top, Ned s grandson, as if we re hearing it told at a much later date There is a nostalgic atmosphere to the story, event though its a murder mystery Much different than a police procedural, much of the mid to late 60 s and the rural culture of Texas family life shines through.

  4. says:

    A murder mystery that will make your skin crawl The writing is intense and the tension well crafted The characters are so real and there is just enough comic relief.

  5. says:

    The Burrows is the 2nd book in the Red River Mystery Series I enjoyed The Rock Hole very much which is the first book I wanted to continue with the series Ned Parker, a retired Constable from Lamar County in Texas, is called out to the Red River to help recover a body caught in fishing lines People out of habit call him when there is a problem Ned calls his Nephew Cody Parker, who is the new constable, to come to the scene What they discover is a headless body and it is just the start of finding gruesome headless corpses Some one is getting even with people from their past.Who is doing these murders is discovered pretty early in the book Now to find and arrest the individual The trail leads to a building called the Cotton Exchange building that is five stories, six hundred feet long and one hundred feet wide The kicker is that it is filled to the ceilings with hoarder stuff The author described it like this This place is like a rotten apple full of worm holes Cody who went into tunnels in the Viet Nam War and Deputy John Worthington who volunteers to have Cody s back go into this warehouse of horrors by tunneling on their stomachs holding a flashlight They have to use extreme caution because the tunnels are bobby trapped One wrong move means death There are many horrors along the way Some books fade with time after you read them but this book will stay with me due to the the burrows scenes.Another reason I like this series besides the story telling of the author is the characters Besides being a mystery, it is also a book of family love and friendship The reader gets to care for the characters The time period is the mid sixties On top of that, the general store has a bottle cap parking lot I had to look that up as it was new to me This is a very good series I would start with The Rock Hole first if possible as it will make this book even enjoyable.

  6. says:

    Once again, Reavis Wortham takes his mysteries into the world of literary writing This second installment of his Red River Mysteries combines Tom Becky Sawyer, 1960 s Texas small town cowboys, Vietnam War veterans experiences in tunnels, and a touch of Steven King, to produce a fast passed thriller with a coming of age story Ned has resigned as Constable but the towns folks continue to call upon him with their needs even though Cody has taken over this job Truly, these two men, and Ned s counterpart in the Black community, John Worthington, work as a teem anyway, as titles are of little use to anyone In this small community Ten year olds Top, and his precocious cousin Pepper, want in on all the action too Though this may also result in whippings, and mouth washings with soap, their curiosity can not be thwarted When a headless body is found in the surrounding waters, a nightmare premonition of Cody s seems to be playing out in real life A hoarder of the first order has filled the five story cotton exchange with tons of stuff , garbage, and booby traps Pursuing a lead, Cody and John find themselves lost in a deadly maze of burrows, with rats, snakes, body parts, and explosives and they are trapped within this whole deadly mess Hopefully, Cody s experiences in the tunnels of Viet Nam will help them to get out alive Everything seems to be revolving around a suspected crazy character from the town s past who needs to be caught before headless bodies pile up Again, great characters, thrilling descriptions, Texas humor, and twisted mysteries make this second book in this series a real winner of a book Be sure to read the beginning in this series first THE ROCK HOLE.

  7. says:

    Outstanding This man can really write Plus he has a real feel for the region, the individual characters and their world view or lack thereof and he demonstrates kinship with men of wide ranging ages The women are another story.This is the second strong novel from this author and it s quite dark and difficult It s the 1960s in rural Texas, near the Oklahoma border A member of one of the larger families in and around Chisum has disappeared from a Midwestern asylum and appears to be murdering his way across the belly of the nation toward a quiet town Ned Parker has retired after years serving as a town constable but people still call him when trouble arises.Ex constable Ned Parker, hero of The Rock Hole, has plenty to keep him occupied His two young grandchildren, Pepper and Top seem to always be underfoot, even in the most dangerous circumstances In the hands of a less skilled author, this could be questionable Not here A large chunk of the central part of the action concerns the penetration by two deputies into a hoarder packed abandoned industrial building The section is long and could have been an attention killer It is not The continually rising tension is well handled and maintains reader interest.This is a fine novel and a worthy successor to The Rock Hole I heartily recommend it As is true of all my review subjects, this novel was supplied by the publisher at no cost to me and with no expectation one way or other as to the possible resulting review.

  8. says:

    I loved the first book in this series, The Rock Hole, so I knew this one would be fabulous as well Most of the same characters are back including Top, Pepper, Uncle Cody, Miss Becky and Constable Ned Top and Pepper are still overcoming the terrors of the Rock Hole I think it would be helpful to read that book first.Burrows revolves around as seemingly abandoned cotton exchange warehouse In fact Cody was having nightmares about it for weeks before Cody and Deputy John Washington head into the cotton exchange in searching for a fugitive only to find the horrendous example of a hoarder that anyone could hope to find They are trapped inside the garbage filled monstrosity and undergo a terrifying journey through burrows or tunnels through the garbage to try to escape This is an excellent read filled with tension filled action scenes The conclusion holds a real shocker, a twist that I didn t see coming at all Wortham brings Chisum, Texas life along with all of its interesting characters The 1960s small town in Texas is realistically portrayed Hard to believe there was still a separation of blacks or whites to the degree that it was And kin was still kin and you looked out for each other.Highly recommend this excellent thriller It publishes in July.

  9. says:

    Wortham continues to impress me with his latest work, Burrows This sequel to The Rock Hole is every bit as good as advertised Burrows continues to follow the adventures and misadventures of Ned Parker, his family, and the residents of Center Springs, Texas in the 1960s This book has you on the edge of your seat at times when the characters are in some very tense situations, but will have you laughing out loud just a few pages later.Wortham is a master storyteller and Burrows was a book that I could not put down Although this book is technically a sequel to The Rock Hole, it is not necessary for you to have read the previous book to enjoy this book That being said, if you have not read The Rock Hole, I would strongly encourage you to pick it up as well I will be anxiously awaiting the third novel in this series

  10. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series A 1960s Western coupled with the mystery was highly entertaining This book on the other hand, reads like a Dean Koontz novel Perhaps if I enjoyed reading horror I would ve rated this higher But that s just not the case The two children that provided humor and comic relief in the first book, were bratty in this volume If the goal of this second book in the series was to leave you feeling creepy and in need of a shower, then mission accomplished.

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