Brian Panowich returns to Bull Mountain in North Georgia for the setting of this novel that follows his debut novel, Bull Mountain, that won the International Thriller Award for the best first novel and the Pat Conroy Award for the best crime novel. The protagonist of Like Lions, Clayton Burroughs, serves the dual role of the heir apparent to the area’s most notorious crime family and county sheriff. He also is a new father with a third loyalty to consider. “Brian Panowich’s glorious return to Bull Mountain is another sprawling, brutal, no-holds-barred novel that held me in a death grip from page one until it kicked me out of the door with an ending I never saw coming.”―C.J. Box. “Action and reflection are skillfully balanced in a vigorously written, trenchant tale.” ― Kirkus Reviews. Brian Panowich grew up an Army brat in Europe, and, before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a firefighter in Augusta, Georgia.
New York: Mnotaur Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2019. 307 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.