Harry Hunsicker is an author and previous Mystery Writers of America executive VP. His work has been included in short lists for both the Shamus and Thriller Awards. Hunsicker’s story “West of Nowhere,” initially distributed in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, was chosen for incorporation in the anthology entitled The Best American Mystery Stories of 2011. Hunsicker’s sixth novel, entitled The Grid, was distributed by Thomas & Mercer.
Harry Hunsicker lives in Dallas, Texas. His is the the fourth of his family’s generations to have their home in the city. When he is not jotting down a new spectacularly thrilling mystery, he spends his days working as a commercial real estate appraiser and talks on his and others’ creative writing. His first novel was entitled Still River.
With The Contractors, Hunsicker conveys a convincing thriller, a high-control one heck of a ride over the dust-laden fields of West Texas and the back boulevards of Dallas.
Hunsicker’s book, The Contractors, envisions a startling situation: private military contractors—the corporate troopers normally discovered wandering the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan—are working inside of the outskirts of the United States. With a persevering pace and dosages of dark funniness, Hunsicker makes an exciting mix of What-If with an inside and out conceivable What-Actually-Might-Be, giving the reader a striking post-September 11, War-on-Drugs novel.
The Contractors is an uncommon bit of writing and workmanship. It is a world to lose yourself in, an entrancing story that lives in shades of dark. The writing is strong, the pictures distinctive, and the pace determined. Basically, Hunsicker murders it.
Hunsicker’s solid third Lee Henry Oswald contemporary hard-bubbled mystery, Crosshairs, similar to its two antecedents, accomplishes for Dallas what Loren Estelman’s Amos Walker books have accomplished for Detroit. Hunsicker has an energy for turning expressions and his broken, injured characters could have ventured straight from the pages Cornell Woolrich’s despondent stories.
The Next Time You Die, another novel offers capturing portrayals of Dallas’ numerous mean roads; complex, fascinating characters; and a determined account drive.
Jon Cantrell is a previous government law enforcement agent with a rather controversial past. He has seen and done pretty much all there is to see and do. Presently he is a sheriff, keeping the peace in the residential community of a town in Texas. He felt that he had at long last sunk into a quiet and less-entangled life until, on a fateful occasion, his deputy gets killed. Before long Jon Cantrell’s quest for the perpetrator focuses to an internet dating website intended for extramarital undertakings and to a lady who may have been the lamentable deputy’s last date.
In the interim, somebody is arranging a progression of apparently irregular assaults on the local power grid, and Jon Cantrell is reluctantly maneuvered once more into the government brawl when he acknowledges a task to reveal the guilty party. With the force organization and the feds restless for a capture and enlightens his deputy’s case indicating something more evil Cantrell must run parallel, clashing examinations. Be that as it may, will the sheriff discover what he’s searching for? Then again would he say he is going to take a fall?
For the first time in a long, long time, things are going great for previous DEA foreman Jonathan Cantrell. He has a genuine occupation as the guy to sort out a bunch of issues for a law firm that has some expertise in taking care of government contracts. Be that as it may, when his ex, Piper, requests that he meet with a big-fish of a police authority and Cantrell is compelled to take a somewhat covert task to locate a missing boy, everything begins to disentangle.
His client, Deputy Chief Raul Delgado, is not really doing much in way of helping Jon’s situation. Delgado is a cutting-edge politico conveying his own particular shocking weights he doesn’t prefer to harp on. Forty years prior, a bigot cop fiercely murdered Delgado’s sibling. Presently, in a strange touch of destiny, Delgado lives up to expectations for the very office that adjusted his life.
As Cantrell continues, he reveals a perplexing connection between Delgado, the missing boy, and a progression of vigilante killings. As the connection gets to be clearer, Cantrell battles to stay alive and locate the missing youngster.
He needs is to be allowed to sit un-bothered, an ordinary presence far from the different killjoys and lowlifes characteristic to his previous calling as a private specialist. Shockingly, peace and isolation are elusive for Lee Oswald, a fight solidified veteran of the first Gulf War, now fatigued following ten years as the fix-it man of final resort on the back roads of Dallas.
However, when universally eminent medical specialist Anita Nazari beseeches him to help discover the individual debilitating her little girl’s life, Oswald reluctantly comes back to the shadowy world he’s made a decent attempt to desert. Once there, he discovers himself occupied with a high stakes fight against a man referred to just as the Professor, a previous insight agent aim on devastating the aftereffects of the specialist’s most recent exploration, an apparently harmless revelation about the puzzle sickness named the Gulf War Syndrome.
Private military contractors are not only for wars these days. Jonathan Cantrell is a disrespected ex-cop, who meets expectations for one such organization. He is a DEA specialists paid on a commission premise, watching one of the busiest medication center points in the nation: Dallas, Texas. At the point when Cantrell and his accomplice and now and again partner reallocate the wrong shipment of medications, they end up possessing a star witness in a forthcoming cartel trial that could obliterate the biggest criminal association in the side of the equator. To turn a benefit, they should simply securely convey the witness to the US Attorney on the opposite side of the state. A simple outing, aside from the witness wouldn’t like to go and a gathering of contending DEA contractors and a degenerate Dallas police officer need everyone included dead. This heart-halting thriller takes perusers profound into an unusual underworld where the lines between government authorities and hired fighters obscure. In this intricate system of medication traffickers, cartels, government officials, and police, nobody’s hands are perfect.
Books published in date order by series
Lee Henry Oswald Books
|The Next Time You Die||(2006)|
Jon Cantrell Books
Arlo Baines Novels
|The Devil’s Country||(2017)|