WEST, TEXAS, MURDER

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On April 17, 2013, an explosion during a fire at the West Fertilizer Company storage and distribution facility in West, Texas, killed 15 people, injured more than 160, and damaged or destroyed more than 150 town buildings. Investigators later confirmed that ammonium nitrate was the trigger for the explosion, but the cause of the initial fire remains unknown.

Brian McCloskey, a company employee, had secured his ex-convict father, Andrew, a janitor’s job at the facility. When nothing was found of Andrew except a small splotch of his blood under a machine, Brian filed a million dollar life insurance claim.

Logan Insurance Services sends private investigator Dan Ballantine to central Texas to confirm Andrew McCloskey died in the explosion. He meets retired police detective Dave Sheppard who had investigated the case that put Andrew McCloskey in prison. Sheppard warns Ballantine the convict had acted as an assassin for his outlaw biker gang.

Ballantine soon finds himself dealing with angry knife-wielding and Glock packing bikers as he searches the state for McCloskey.

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