Reavis Z. Wortham, Spur Award Winner

Congratulations to Reavis Z. Wortham who recently won the 2019 Spur Award for Best Mass Market Paperback Novel for Hawke’s War. The Spur Awards are presented annually by the Western Writers of America. “WWA ( promotes and honors the best in Western literature with the annual Spur Awards, selected by panels of judges. Awards, for material published last year, are given for works whose inspiration, image and literary excellence best represent the reality and spirit of the American West.” You can see the list of winners here.

Reavis Z. Wortham’s Red River Mysteries are published by Sourcebooks/Poisoned Pen Press. However, you can also order his Sonny Hawke thrillers, including Hawke’s War, through the Web Store.

Here’s the summary of the award-winning Hawke’s War.

“The most riveting thriller all year!” ““John Gilstrap on Hawke’s Prey

The serene beauty of West Texas’s Big Bend National Park is shattered when four hikers are brutally ambushed by a sniper. Only one survives to report the murders. When investigators come up with nothing, they’re left wondering if this is a single incident—or the beginning of a rampage. One week later, Texas Ranger Sonny Hawke drives his 3500 Dodge Dually into the park, determined to unearth the truth . . .

Before he knows it, he’s in the same sniper’s crosshairs. The drug and human smuggling cartel known as the Coyotes Rabiosos—Rabid Coyotes—have lured him to remote backcountry, looking for payback for an old grudge. Wounded and stranded in the harsh desert terrain, hunted, and outnumbered, Sonny is about to become the target of an even more dangerous enemy—one whose thirst for revenge could incite an international conflict far beyond the U.S.-Mexican border . . .

Reavis Z. Wortham is . . .

“A masterful and entertaining storyteller.” —Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine

“Entertaining and emotionally engaging.” —T. Jefferson Parker

“The real thing.” —C.J. Box