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"Banks' strong noir debut will remind many of early Joe Lansdale. Smart dialogue helps propel the tight plot." Publishers WeeklyAfter fastball phenom Prospero Stark's baseball career craters in a Mexican jail, he retreats to a trailer park in the scorching Arizona desert. He lives in peaceful anonymity with a collection of colorful outcasts until someone leaves his former catcher's severed hand on his doorstep. Beautiful, hard-living reporter Roxanne Santa Cruz, who keeps a .380 Colt and a bottle of Chivas in her car, joins Stark to help him uncover his friend's fate, a dangerous pursuit that pits them against a ruthless gang of drug-dealing killers.MORE PRAISE FOR "DOUBLE WIDE":"'Double Wide' is a rollicking page-turner. As twisted and bumpy as a desert road at night.



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