Gone SouthRobert R. McCammon
Gone South. In Vietnam Vet's parlance, it means screwed-up, crazy. In the Deep South of the United States, it means dead.
Dan Lambert's experiences in Vietnam have left him no stranger to psychological wounds or death. Years later, they have also left him divorced, broke, unemployed - and on the run. For Dan, to his shock and his shame, has become a murderer.
There is a $15,000 reward on his head - a reward that two weird bounty hunters will stop at nothing to get: a reward that doesn't interest the brutally disfigured Arden Halliday. For Arden is after a different prize - one that she hopes to find deep in the dangerous swamps of Louisiana. Joining forces, Arden and Lambert head south - he to hide and she to seek. Yet there they will both become discoverers - of the dregs of American society, bloody violence, drug smuggling - and a curious destiny.
Robert R. McCammon (born 1952) is an American novelist from Birmingham, Alabama. His parents are Jack, a musician, and Barbara Bundy McCammon. After his parents' divorce, McCammon lived with his grandparents in Birmingham. He received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Alabama in 1974. McCammon currently resides in Birmingham, and is married to Sally Sanders. The two have a daughter, Skye. McCammon retired from publishing in the late 1990s, but returned to publish Speaks the Nightbird, the first book in the Matthew Corbett series. As of 2008[update], his plans are to continue with the series.
Robert R. McCammon now refuses to let his first four novels be republished because while he does not dislike the books, he