BORDERLAND Author:S.K.EPPERSON In this spine-tingling novel reminiscent of Stephen King's Children of the Corn S.K.Epperson reaches new depts of evil with an unflinching portrait of a tiny, deadly town in Kansas that for over one hundred years has operated far beyond the borders of the law. The residents of this outwardly quiet, pastoral community take not kindly to stranger... more »s-rather, they engage them in a local custom known as "the hunt," in which they take what they want from them:their money, their jewelry and, ultimately, their lives.
When former policeman Vic Kimmler inherits his father's farm, he sees it as the change of pace and scenery he has yearned for since the death of his wife and his dismissal from the Kansas City Police Department. Before dying his father had urged him to sell the farm, but Kimmler figured the old man was being unreasonable, as usual. So with two young daughters he heads for the country to start a new life. But his escape from the ccity'ss bustle turns out to be anything but idyllic as he and his family soon find themselves under siege in a town that takes no prisoners, and brooks no strangers.« less