The Long Count

J. M. Gulvin

Could you face your darkest fears?

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A page-turning psychological puzzle for fans of Shutter Island and True Detective

‘The detail is unerring … and this magisterial grasp of time and place lends the story vivid veracity. The characters leap off the page and the plotting is faultless.’ JOHN BOORMAN (Director of Point Blank and Deliverance)

‘I loved this book: it has such a subtle sense of place, the clear writing pulls you in right from the start, and its ingenious plot line is both shocking and inevitable.’ ANN CLEEVES

In the late 1960s, with America at war in Vietnam, John Q is an old school Texas Ranger – a gun on each hip and quick on the draw. Called to the apparent suicide of a fellow war veteran, John Q suspects all is not as it seems, and very soon faces a desperate race across state as he starts to uncover just how dark some secrets can be…


JM Gulvin divides his time between Wales and the western United States. He is the author of many previous novels, as well as Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s bestselling travel book Long Way Down. The Long Count is his first John Q mystery and will be followed by The Contract in Spring 2017.

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