Introducing Moses Kincaid, an ornery, brazen, and possibly-punch-drunk retired Army MP turned bounty hunter who must track down a skip trace accused of vehicular homicide into rural, Lawson, Oklahoma—circa summer 1995.
Follow Moe down Sangre Road as he—in no particular order—goes up against prison peckerwoods on the run, outlaw bikers who do all they can to beat him to death, pro midget wrestlers inside The Outhouse, holes up in no-tell motels and greasy-spoon diners, shacks up with a waitress, and gets gifted mouthful after mouthful of heavy-duty pain pills for the bumps and bruises he earns along the way. That’s not to forget the drug-smuggling Army cooks, and the fire fight he got into with zombies once upon a time.
Car crashes, wisecracks, and suckerpunches galore!
Praise for SANGRE ROAD:
“David Tromblay has created a violent and wistful elegy to small-town America that cuts as sharp as an ice pick and goes twice as deep.” —S.A. Cosby, author of Blacktop Wasteland
“Tromblay is a natural storyteller with an ear tuned for dialogue and an imagination that will keep readers wide-eyed and guessing, slack-jawed, and entertained. A manhunt shouldn’t be this fun.” —David Joy, author of When These Mountains Burn
“Sangre Road is spectacular! From slow-burn to inferno in character development, story and inventive twists and unexpected turns.” —Stephen Mack Jones, author of August Snow and Dead of Winter
“Quick-witted, fast-paced, unpredictable. All roads converge to make Sangre Road a raucous, wide-open, crime-riddled joy ride.” —Michael Farris Smith, author of Nick and Blackwood
“Sangre Road is a wild trip through a surreal Clinton-era Oklahoma, paced like a small-town stock car race without any rules. And funny as hell to boot.” —Scott Phillips, author of That Left Turn at Albuquerque and The Ice Harvest
“Sangre Road is a gritty, funny crime caper that beats with a big heart. It’s one part Coen Brothers, one part Elmore Leonard, but also a beast all its own. It takes you to unexpected places and leaves you thinking.” —Nick Kolakowski, author of Boise Longpig Hunting Club and A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps
“Tromblay’s writing is easy to fall into because he is clear and funny, and just when you’re relaxed, he’ll hit you with a line that makes you go ‘hell yeah.’ Sangre Road is alive with the weirdo types of characters you’d see on a given day in Oklahoma, and their color and humanity shine through. Truly a pleasure to read crime fiction this good.” —J. David Osborne, author of Black Gum
“A rough-and-tumble journey through a landscape as colorful as its inhabitants.” —Steph Post, author of Lightwood
“David Tromblay has done that thing we don’t get enough of; a remarkably unlikeable character dropped into a book that’ll make you turn the pages regardless. Tone, smell, dust, and heat all live here on Sangre Road, and the chop-along dialogue will speed you right down to the end of the trail. Buckle up!” —Theo Van Alst Jr, author of Sacred Smokes
“David Tromblay’s Sangre Road pulsates with intensity. It’s scrappy, sharp-edged, wild, and funny. One hell of a memorable ride.” —William Boyle, author of City of Margins and Gravesend
“A thrill ride through Oklahoma alongside the stubborn, punch-drunk, smart-mouthed bounty hunter Moses Kincaid, complete with bikers, prison peckerwoods, zombies, pro midget wrestlers, no-tell motels, greasy-spoon diners, and enough mouthfuls of heavy-duty pain pills to keep you asking, ‘what’s next?’” —Penni Jones, author of Suicide Souls and On the Bricks