Crime Fiction Friday: “The Orphan” by Billy Kring

 

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  • 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.


“The Orphan” by Billy Kring

“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?”

Read the rest of the story.

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