Jimmy Veeder Fiasco

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 160 ratings

Dove Season Publisher's Summary

Jack Veeder is dying. Soon. And that impending event brings his son Jimmy back to the Imperial Valley of southern California just north of the Calexico/Mexicali border. Jimmy hopes he can spend what time his father has left laughing and reminiscing. But Jack’s got one dying request. He needs Jimmy to find a Mexican prostitute named Yolanda.

Enlisting the help of his boyhood friend Bobby Maves, the pair stumbles through the violent, the exploited, and the corrupted of Mexicali. It doesn’t take long before they’re in over their heads. And as Jimmy tries to survive the dangers of the Mexicali underworld, he unwittingly uncovers truths about his father he never imagined, forcing Jimmy to come to terms with the man he thought he knew, and to decide just what sort of man he wants to become.

©2011 Johnny Shaw (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Dove Season

    • By: Johnny Shaw
    • Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Jack Veeder is dying. Soon. And that impending event brings his son Jimmy back to the Imperial Valley of southern California just north of the Calexico/Mexicali border. Jimmy hopes he can spend what time his father has left laughing and reminiscing. But Jack’s got one dying request. He needs Jimmy to find a Mexican prostitute named Yolanda. Enlisting the help of his boyhood friend Bobby Maves, the pair stumbles through the violent, the exploited, and the corrupted of Mexicali.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Underrated Title

    • By Tim on 12-04-11

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • Plaster City

    • A Jimmy Veeder Fiasco, Book 1
    • By: Johnny Shaw
    • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Jimmy Veeder and Bobby Maves are back at it, two years after the events of Dove Season - they’re not exactly the luckiest guys in the Imperial Valley, but, hey, they win more fights than they lose.

    Settled on his own farmland and living like a true family man after years of irresponsible fun, Jimmy’s got a straight life cut out for him. But he’s knocking years off that life thanks to fun-yet-dangerous Bobby’s booze-addled antics - especially now that Bobby is single, volatile as ever, and bored as hell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it, despite not being my usual genre

    • By Holly Mo on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Imperial Valley

    • By: Johnny Shaw
    • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Jimmy Veeder has finally settled down, completing his dramatic transformation from hell-raiser to family man. With his new wife, Angie, and eight-year-old son, Juan, he lives the quiet life. No trouble, no problems. Or so he thought. But this is Jimmy Veeder's Fiasco, after all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and fun vulgar suspense mystery!

    • By Wayne on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $10.49