Review of A PROMISE TO KILL by Erik Storey

A PROMISE TO KILL Erik Storey 2017 Scribner Publishing an outstanding debut is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the author can say he or she has “made it” and bask in the glory of a book received with praise by both readers and critics. On the other hand, a great debut creates high expectations. That’s probably the cause of the sophomore curse. In any case, I was worried about author Erik Storey because his first book in the Clyde Barr series, Nothing Short of Dying, was full of action and great writing and, perhaps more importantly, a ton of heart. Two chapters into the second entry in the series, A Promise to Kill, it was clear that...