south of good


Forced out of the DEA after twenty years, Hardin Steel , Stainless to his close friends, has managed to get himself elected Sheriff of Cameron County, Texas. Twice divorced, with a bit of a drinking problem, he’s now dating Rory Roughton, a fiery sixth-generation Texan who’s as rich as she is beautiful—and hell-bent on keeping Steel on the straight and narrow. But then his best friend, Wes Stoddard, is nearly shot down flying in a load of pot, Rory is kidnapped by a Russian mercenary working for the most dangerous cartel in Mexico, and the Cuban Mafia decides they’d like the former DEA agent—dead.


Steel is forced to take unsanctioned, unconventional—and mostly illegal—action in order to save himself and those closest to him . . .


Marketing Information

Amazon (US & UK), Kindle, Goodreads


"south of good is a damned fine novel." Jake Needham, international bestselling author


"An effervescent ride chock-full of memorable action and characters." - Kirkus Reviews

"This intelligent, well-written drug thriller is also wickedly funny." -  Foreword Clarion Reviews (5-star)

"An attention-grabbing mix of mystery and romance." - US Review of Books (5-star)



Author Biography

Randall Reneau is the author of five novels, including Diamond Fields, a Royal Dragonfly Book Awards grand prize winner, and Deadly Lode, a Richard Boes Memorial Award winner . He is also a two-time winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. A former international geologist and Vietnam veteran, he lives with his wife, Lynne, in Austin, Texas.




Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: October 2014
  • English
  • 9781497342477 / 1497342473
  • United States
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 12.95 USD
  • Pages: 346
  • CreateSpace
  • Readership: College/Tertiary Education
  • Publish State: Self-Published
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 inches
  • Series: Hardin Steel
  • Volume Number: 1
  • Starting page: 1
  • Ending page: 346