Journalist Jim Lehrer brings his folksy baritone and intimate knowledge of local politics to this installment of the engrossing series about Oklahoma's lieutenant-governor, One-Eyed Mack. In this tale, Oklahoma House of Representatives speaker Luther Wallace has disappeared without a trace, until a gas station attendant delivers a note saying he won't come back until he's good and ready. Mack flies to France to chase down his old friend, but ends up investigating a series of others mysteries instead, all while battling Oklahoma governor Buffalo Joe's harebrained ideas. Listeners who love an engrossing mystery with down-home, masculine charm will appreciate this one.
Having located Luther but failed to convince him to return, Mack comes back to another mystery: why did a bus driver intentionally go over a bridge, killing himself and his passengers? He also does battle with Oklahoma governor Buffalo Joe Hayman, who wants to build two two-lane turnpikes.
Peopled with evocative characters, this original novel is filled with yarns about country music, joggers, funerals, venereal disease, lawyers, and much more.
©1991 Jim Lehrer; (P)2009 Audio Holdings, LLC
"One-Eyed Mack fans will enjoy another dose of Lehrer's whimsy." (Publishers Weekly)
You Bet!! Jim Lehrer is the best reader of his One-Eyed Mack books!! His Oklahoma twang coupled with the careful accuracy of his reading somehow convey the southwestern roots and the boy-scout innocence of Mack perfectly. But don't be fooled - Mack is as sharp as they come! His picture of his middle-aged Marine cronies reliving their imaginary war exploits is dead-on! I loved these books in print but is audio they are just delightful!
Short List is another joy! Lehrer's engagingly irritating politicos get entangled with the possibility that the One-Eyed Mack may be nominated for Vice-President! Dry wit and bus sex - what a combination!
I hate politics, and never read books by famous people or books about war experiences. But I love to laugh, and I love a good read - so I love the One-Eyed Mack books!
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