It Came from del Rio (Bunnyhead Chronicles)

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There are borders and then there are borders. Between right and wrong. Between Texas and Mexico. The first is a joke to Dodd Raines, the second a payday. Then there's the borders he's made. Between himself and his estranged daughter, the border patrol agent. Between himself and his one-time employers. And there's another border, one he cares about even less than the Rio Grande: the border between life and death. Used to, the shadow Dodd Raines cast when he stood dripping from that water - it was the shadow of a fugitive. But now that fugitive's coming home, and the shadow he's casting? It's got rabbit ears. Listen, you can hear the chupacabras padding along beside him - their new master. He's that big guy in the hood, slouching out by the gas pumps. Walking north, for justice. Austin's never seen anything like Dodd Raines, and never will again. Get ready.

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Stephen Graham Jones is the author of thirteen novels, four collections, and two novellas. He does horror and literary, thriller and science fiction. Most recent are The Least of My Scars, Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth, and Flushboy. Up in 2014 are Not for Nothing, STATES OF GRACE (SpringGun Press, 2014), The Gospel of Z, and the YA novel Floating Boy Meets the Girl Who Couldn't Fly (with Paul Tremblay). Stephen's had some hundred and seventy stories published, from Alaska Quarterly Review to Weird Tales, from Asimov's to Prairie Schooner. His stories have been picked up for the The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, The Best Horror of the Year volumes 2 and 3, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (2010, 2011, and 2012), and Dzanc's Best of the Web 2010. He's also been in a lot of anthologies (The Weird, Creature, Zombies, Heroics, Ghosts, more) and some textbooks (Writing Fiction, Behind the Short Story, Architectures of Possibility). Stephen's books have been finalists for the Bram Stoker Award, three Shirley Jackson Awards, the Colorado Book Award, and he's won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the This is Horror "Novel of the Year," the Independent Publisher's Award for Multicultural Fiction, and he's been an NEA fellow in fiction. Stephen earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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a pitch-perfect noir tale of love and revenge -- Denver Post a tale that packs in the thrills of the best outdoor adventure novels with enough bizarre creature encounters to fill an entire season of The X-Files -- Chizine fun, yes because there is indeed a bunny-headed chupacabra shepherd zombie, but also because he makes it real -- 3AM Magazine

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