The Thriller Zone

On today's 140th episode of The Thriller Zone, I'm pleased to introduce you to debut author Bruce Borgos. His book, The Bitter Past, is a superb read, and adept given it's his first traditionally published thriller novel.

In the tradition of Craig Johnson and C. J. Box, Bruce Borgos's The Bitter Past begins a compelling series set in the high desert of Nevada featuring Sheriff Porter Beck. Here's an excerpt that shares the mind of this terrific writer.

Porter Beck has worked in the shadows before – in another life when he could still see in the dark. But the Nevada sheriff is battling night blindness now and searching for a Russian assassin who’s killing old men in the high desert north of Las Vegas.

When an ex-FBI agent is tortured and killed, Beck is mystified, not by the gruesome scene in his normally quiet county but by the clues that point to the dawn of America’s atomic age and a secret test to see what would happen if deadly plutonium was “accidentally” released in the environment. To catch the killer, he must first find the KGB spy who came to steal America’s atomic secrets sixty years earlier, who now lives closer than he could know, and unravel the truth about the world’s first dirty bomb, two things the U.S. Government cannot afford to have revealed. As the body count climbs, so do the stakes for him and those he loves, especially when an alluring federal agent makes it impossible to know who to trust.

Craig Johnson, author & creator of Longmire, calls Borgos's talents, "A crisp jolt of cask-strength, 100-proof."

Author and friend of the podcast, Nick Petrie calls Bitter Past, "A gripping tale with vivid characters at a breakneck pace."

Kick back and enjoy an unforgettable and highly entertaining podcast with newcomer, Bruce Borgos (rhymes with gorgeous); he's a talent I feel certain we'll be reading and following for years to come!

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Podcast host and thriller author David Temple gives you a front-row seat to the best thriller writers in the world. If you like thriller fiction in Books, Movies, and TV Shows, you’ll love The Thriller Zone Podcast.