Brian Panowich: LIKE LIONS

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Location

The Root Basement Bar
1235 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30606

Avid Bookshop and The Root Basement Bar Athens present Brian Panowich - Writer for his book, Like Lions. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 6:30-7:30pm at The Root Basement Bar in Five Points and is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided, and we encourage everyone to grab a slug of whiskey and a copy of the book to get it signed by the author!

You can purchase this event book online from Avid Bookshop here


Clayton Burroughs is a small-town Georgia sheriff, a new father, and, improbably, the heir apparent of Bull Mountain’s most notorious criminal family.

As he tries to juggle fatherhood, his job and his recovery from being shot in the confrontation that killed his two criminally-inclined brothers last year, he’s doing all he can just to survive. Yet after years of carefully toeing the line between his life in law enforcement and his family, he finally has to make a choice.

When a rival organization makes a first foray into Burroughs territory, leaving a trail of bodies and a whiff of fear in its wake, Clayton is pulled back into the life he so desperately wants to leave behind. Revenge is a powerful force, and the vacuum left by his brothers’ deaths has left them all vulnerable. With his wife and child in danger, and the way of life in Bull Mountain under siege for everyone, Clayton will need to find a way to bury the bloody legacy of his past once and for all.


Brian Panowich is an award-winning author, a Georgia firefighter, and a father to four incredible children. His first novel, Bull Mountain, was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, ITW Thriller Award winner for Best First Novel, Southern Book Prize winner, and a finalist for both the Anthony and the Barry Awards. He lives in Georgia with his family.


"Woah! Reading this book gave me whiplash, I tore through it so quickly. I loved the wicked female characters Panowich created and his atmospheric writing that threw you right into the North Georgia mountains. If you're looking for a modern day action-packed Tombstone that will keep you guessing, this one's for you." - Christy Rogers, events assistant and full-time bookseller

"Panowich's southern crime fiction is so very entertaining. Despite being Sheriff, Clayton Burroughs is also the last living son of the Bull Mountain crime family which means everyone wants a piece of him. You'll find yourself rooting for the good guys who may actually be bad guys. Don't let Panowich's epilogue sneak up on you in this one. It's mind-blowing." - Rachel Watkins, operations director

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ISBN: 9781250206947
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Minotaur Books - April 30th, 2019