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The Far Empty: Former DEA Agent Pens Gritty Crime Novel

The Far Empty is a fictional book loosely based on Todd Scott’s 20-year career as a special agent with the DEA – many of them spent in the stark Texas borderlands. The book revolves around two main characters, 17-year-old Caleb Ross and new sheriff’s deputy Chris Cherry. Ross is dealing with the turmoil around his […]

The Far Empty - Todd Scott - Book CoverThe Far Empty is a fictional book loosely based on Todd Scott's 20-year career as a special agent with the DEA – many of them spent in the stark Texas borderlands.

The book revolves around two main characters, 17-year-old Caleb Ross and new sheriff's deputy Chris Cherry. Ross is dealing with the turmoil around his mother's disappearance who he believes is connected to his father, local Sheriff Stanford Ross, and Cherry is dealing with being stuck in the small town he grew up in West Texas called Murfee.

Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin spoke with author Todd Scott about his first published novel and began by asking where his interest in writing came from.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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