by Raymond Benson
"My mother was murdered when I was six years old." Shannon has become used to giving this explanation when getting to know new arrivals in the small West Texas town of Limite. She has never hidden the truth about her mother, but she is haunted by the unresolved circumstances surrounding her mother’s murder and the deaths of a series of other women around the same time.
It is when she sets about uncovering the truth, with the help of an investigator, that the true depravity of Limite’s underbelly begins to emerge.
The very ordinariness of the small town lends a chill to Evil Hours, as revelations from a murky past begin to form a pattern; but much worse they begin to cast their shadow over the present.
As Shannon delves behind the curtain of silence raised by the prominent citizens of Limite, she finds herself caught up in a sequence of events that mirror those of the previous generation…and the past and the present merge into a chilling web of evil.
In Evil Hours Raymond Benson revisits his roots and brings to life the intrigue of a small West Texas Town. Benson is the author of the original James Bond continuation novels: The Man With the Red Tattoo; Never Dream of Dying; DoubleShot; High Time to Kill; The Facts of Death; and Zero Minus Ten. He has recently released a thriller set in New York, Face Blind.
Evil Hours by Raymond Benson. ISBN 1-904433-12-X.
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Raymond Benson is the author of the James Bond novels The Man With the Red Tattoo, Never Dream of Dying, DoubleShot, High Time to Kill, The Facts of Death, and Zero Minus Ten, as well as the novelizations of the films Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough, and Tomorrow Never Dies.
Raymond's novel TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL (written under the pseudonym "David Michaels") made the New York Times Best Seller (Paperbacks) List! It entered at #10 the week of December 2004.
His Bond short stories have been published in Playboy and TV Guide magazines. He is also the author of the suspense novels, Face Blind and Evil Hours, and the non-fiction books The Pocket Essentials Guide to Jethro Tull and The James Bond Bedside Companion (the latter was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Biographical/Critical Work in 1984). Raymond also has extensive experience directing stage plays, composing music, and designing and writing adventure computer games. He is married, has one son, and is based in the Chicago area.
(Author photo by Paul F. Dantuono.)