- Introduced by Crime Fiction Coordinator Scott Montgomery
Billy Kring draws on his his experiences as a former border patrolman for his series featuring Hunter Kincaid, starting with Quick. In this Shotgun Honey story, Kring takes a gritty and moving look at life on the border from the criminal side.
“Felix Olivares, called The Orphan, guided the flat-bottomed boat loaded with men and backpacks of meth across the Rio Grande.
Ramon asked him, “Why they call you the Orphan?”
“My mother abandoned me when I was four.”
“It happens. You did all right, looks like.”
“You call eating garbage from trash cans, stealing food from dogs all right?”