Book List in Order: 13 titles


    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    Some men are destined for dangerTexas Ranger Tom Bell is simply tracking a fugitive killer in 1931 when he rides into Kilgore, a hastily erected shanty town crawling with rough and desperate men--oil drillers who've come by the thousands in search of...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    It''s January, 1969, in the small rural community of Center Springs, Texas. Constable Ned Parker is looking into the seemingly accidental death of his nephew R.B., who was found in his overturned pickup near Sanders Creek bridge.Eventually, the inves...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    Border patrol agents are being ambushed along the Big Bend region of West Texas, a notorious drug corridor running east and west across the Lone Star State. They’re not the only targets. A film production depicting human trafficking in the area has...



  • Judge. Jury. Executioner. One man is taking the law into his own hands. His targets are the criminals who slipped through the justice system. Dangerous men. Violent men. Depraved, cold-blooded killers. From California to Texas, this relentless avenge...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    As the 1960s draw to a close, the rural northeast Texas community of Center Springs is visited by two nondescript government men in dark suits and shades. They say their assignment is to test weather currents and patterns, but that's a lie. Their del...



  • The serene beauty of West Texas’s Big Bend National Park is shattered when four hikers are brutally ambushed by a sniper. Only one survives to report the murders. When investigators come up with nothing, they’re left wondering if this is a single...



  • It’s a stunning attack, lightning quick and chilling in its execution. A merciless gang of terrorists seizes the Presidio County Courthouse in the midst of the worst blizzard West Texas has seen in a century. Loaded down with enough fire power to o...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    The small, rural Northeast Texas community of Center Springs has seen its share of troubles during the 1960s, everything from kidnapping, murder, and bank robbery. By 1968, the residents think life has finally quieted down, but they find their peacef...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    At the tail end of 1967, the Parker family once again finds it impossible to hide from a world spinning out of control. Fourteen-year-old Top still can't fit in with their Center Springs, Texas, community or forget recent, vicious crimes. His near-tw...







    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    By October, 1967, The Summer of Love is history, rock and roll is dark and revolutionary, and people in the small East Texas community of Center Springs want only a quiet life. Unluckily, two years earlier, Anthony Agrioli met newlyweds Cody and Norm...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    Burrows ended as 1965 drew to a close with Constable Cody Parker’s frightening precognition of gathering storm clouds for the tight-knit Parker family from Center Springs, Texas. The dreams proved accurate. Cody is ambushed and nearly killed on a l...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    Lyndon B. Johnson is President, Beatlemania is in overdrive and gasoline costs 30 cents a gallon when Ned Parker retires as constable in Center Springs, Texas. But his plan to live a quiet life as a cotton farmer is torpedoed. A phone call leads Ned ...



    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
    • Buy Buy

    In 1964, farmer and part-time Constable Ned Parker combine forces with John Washington, the almost mythical black deputy sheriff from nearby Paris, to track down a disturbed individual who is rapidly becoming a threat to the entire small Texas commun...


Complete Series List in Order

A Red River Mystery

1) The Rock Hole (Jun-2011)
2) Burrows (Jul-2012)
3) The Right Side of Wrong (Jul-2013)
4) Vengeance Is Mine (Jul-2014)
5) Dark Places (Sep-2015)
6) Unraveled (Oct-2016)
7) Gold Dust (Sep-2018)
8) Laying Bones (Jan-2021)

A Sonny Hawke Thriller

1) Hawke's Prey (Jul-2017)
2) Hawke's War (May-2018)
3) Hawke's Target (Jun-2019)
4) Hawke's Fury (Jun-2020)

Award-Winning Books by Reavis Wortham

Hawke's Target
2020 Spur Award -- Paperback Novel
Hawke's War
2019 Spur Award -- Paperback Original