Clayton Burroughs is the Sheriff of Bull Mountain and the black sheep of the brutal and blood-steeped Burroughs clan. In the forties and fifties, the family ran moonshine over six state lines. In the sixties and seventies, they farmed the largest above-ground marijuana crop on the East Coast, and now they are one of the largest suppliers of methamphetamine in the Southern states. An uneasy pact exists between the law man and his folk, but when a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows up in Clayton's office with a plan to shut down Bull Mountain, his agenda will pit brother against brother, test loyalties, and lead Clayton down a path to self-destruction. At its heart, BULL MOUNTAIN is a story about family, and the lengths men will go to protect it, honor it, or, in some cases, destroy it.
'A stone gas and a stone winner! Read this book now and succumb to a startling new talent' James Ellroy. 'A sprawling, gritty, violent, tribal crime epic with a deeply rooted sense of place and a gut-punch ending' C.J. Box. 'Not only a fine debut, but a fine mystery novel, period. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next' John Connolly.
Brian Panowich attended Georgia Southern University before taking a twenty-year detour to travel the country playing music. He started writing again in 2009. Two of his stories were nominated for a Spinetingler award in 2013.