Errant Knight by George Wier
Ten years ago, Shelby Knight turned in his badge and put his gun under glass. Since that time there hasn’t been a day he hasn’t replayed the shooting death of Aiden Holloway in his mind. When a man kills another man, it changes him forever on the inside. While lost and adrift amid the pieces…
Ten years ago, Shelby Knight turned in his badge and put his gun under glass. Since that time there hasn’t been a day he hasn’t replayed the shooting death of Aiden Holloway in his mind. When a man kills another man, it changes him forever on the inside. While lost and adrift amid the pieces of his unreconstructed life, Knight is brought in for questioning regarding a recent murder. His own gun has been used in a cold-blooded killing—the ballistics match, he has no alibi, and the police brotherhood of which he was once a well-loved and respected member is now out to nail him to the wall.
Long after the press has dubbed him “The Black Knight,” Shelby takes the fight for his life to the streets in the persona of a self-styled vigilante complete with armor, shield and sword. Only from behind the protection and anonymity of a medieval steel shell can he discover the truth before the killer strikes yet again. But what are these disturbing dreams where he’s killing people he’s never met? Is his only friend the killer? Is it a conspiracy? Or is there a hidden, darker half of himself that takes pleasure in bloodshed?
George Wier lives in Austin, Texas, with his lovely wife, Sallie. He writes crime, mystery, science fiction and steampunk novels and is the author of the popular Bill Travis Mysteries and numerous other books and short stories.
“George Wier Has Another Hit on his hands”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Die Hard Texan
I’m a big fan of George Wier and have read all of his Bill Travis adventures. Errant Knight goes to the top of my list of favorites. Can’t wait for the sequel.
About the Author
I was born in East Texas and spent most of my life there, principally around the Bryan and College Station area. I moved to Austin, Texas, in 2002 and shortly thereafter began writing The Bill Travis Mystery series. I currently live in Austin with my lovely wife, Sallie, along with two cats and two dogs.
Writing is both my avocation and my vocation, but to add to these I play both classical violin and country fiddle, and I dabble in art (mostly drawing and painting), photography, and book cover design.
I began writing in earnest in 1986, although I have been creatively writing far longer than that, practically since I could read (at a very formative age.) I find that I have far more ideas than I could ever write down, and so I pick and choose only the best story ideas. I write what I, myself, like to read, and nothing more.
I am always happy to talk to a reader and would dearly love to hear your comments. Please visit my website at www.georgewier.com or my series website at www.billtravismysteries.com. There you will find free short stories, anecdotes, and links to other books and writers.
Thanks for reading!
***Recent PUBLISHERS WEEKLY review of LONG FALL FROM HEAVEN:
“This pleasingly moody noir from Wier (Longnecks & Twisted Hearts) and Burton (These Mortal Remains) introduces a promising duo with C.C. “Cueball” Boland and Micah Lanscomb, owner and employee, respectively, of NiteWise Security in 1987 Galveston, Tex. After one of the company’s guards is beaten to death at a warehouse owned by the “Old Island Money” DeMour family, the duo, not trusting headstrong investigating detective Lt. Leland Morgan, try to determine if more motivated the crime than simple robbery. Cueball suspects a recently paroled sociopath, Harrison Lynch, he encountered years before as a rookie Dallas cop. Flashbacks, meanwhile, trace the crime back to 1943, when a serial killer linked to the Manhattan Project arrived in the raucous port town…
Readers should welcome future outings for the appealingly world-weary Boland and Lanscomb from Wier (Burton died in 2011).”***
I got this book the other day. In paperback. I’m excited to read it. I’ve really liked George’s other books. 🙂