Hunter's Trap

978-0-87565-177-4 Paperback
6 x 9. 216 pp.
Pub Date: 04/01/1997
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In Hunters Trap, Smith’s fifth novel, he creates a brooding tale of psychological suspense set on the film noir landscape of James M. Cain and Jim Thompson. On the night of the vernal equniox 1930, Wilbur Smythe (a.k.a. Will Hunter) embarks on a plan to avenge the deaths of his wife and his employer, a wealthy Kiowa, both murdered by a banker greedy for the Kiowa’s oil money.

A twentieth-century “western” blended with elements of Greek tragedy, Hunters Trap explores the textures of place and time, collision of cultures, and the thin margin between good and evil in members of the human family. Hunters Trap is a literary page turner that repays its readers from the first page to the last.

Published by Texas Christian University Press