Bill Travis, an unmarried, unattached investment counselor rapidly approaching his fortieth birthday, conceives that he may not live the most exciting of lives, yet Julie Simmons, his first appointment that Monday, is deeply in trouble. She has taken a North Texas quarter horse racer and liquor baron named Archie Carpin - the last of a dynasty of criminals from the 1920's - for a ride and cleaned him out of a neat two million bucks. And thus begins the adventure of Bill's life.
Ensues a chase north across Texas to recover the money and shake the pursuit of a couple of rednecks with a penchant for rifles and rigged explosives. Yet, through all this action the compelling tale of yet another mystery-an 80-year old missing person's case-begins to unravel.
About the Author: This action/adventure mystery novel is the first of six completed novels in The Bill Travis Mysteries. With a total of twenty-one books planned for the series, including three prequels, Bill Travis, Austin, Texas' newest hero, is here to stay. George Wier has been writing for over twenty years. His most recent publishing credits include a contribution to Lone Star Noir (Akashic Books 2010). He lives in Austin, Texas with his lovely wife, Sallie.
©2011 George Wier (P)2013 George Wier
This was an enjoyable thriller about a flawed hero, a beautiful but ultra-flawed woman, and an unbelievable story about Texas criminals that spans decades. George Wier was the perfect voice for this novel. It's a nice diversion from reality.
this is ok but was hard to get into at first
monatone needs more inflection in his voice
listened to it knowing it was the first of ten we plan on listening to the whole series
got better as the book went on
We listened to this in the car when returning from SoCal today
The storyline got a little confusing and some of the pieces didn't fit together
Even with all the crap that DOES go on in the world today, I found the storyline to be a bit far fetched for me. I liked the Bill Travis character, hated the Julie character. Living in the Austin area, I did enjoy the Austin, TX setting.
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