The paperback version of The Truth Shall Make You Dead now available.
Nacho Perez, a retired Marine gunnery sergeant turned private eye, confronts a corrupt political machine in a rural Texas county. They kill his primary witness, but he persists. They kill anyone else who cooperates, but Nacho is undeterred. So they try to kill him. When Nacho survives and continues, they go after his daughter. That’s when the come to understand the Marine admonition: no better friend, no worse enemy.
I’ll be at the San Antonio Indie Book Fest with books to autograph.
If you’ll be in Central Texas on Saturday, June 11, stop by the Wimberly Book Fest at the Wimberly Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12, Wimberly, Texas. I’ll be there–selling books.
Oh, to be in Texas
Now that August’s there,
When asphalt bubbles freely,
Giving fragrance to the air.
Dust swirls and dances all about,
A veil across the land,
And insects swarm your eyes and face,
And flee your swatting hand.
On April 16, I had the opportunity to do a reading and sign books at Malvern Books in Austin. I read “Badger Game,” which is one of the short stories in Nacho Perez, Private Eye. You can see and listen here (WordPress will no longer let me upload the video).
Here’s a photograph of the apartment project where Nacho Perez lives:
This is the terrain confronting the main character in Wild Man of the Navidad:
A young couple inherits a section of rural land backing up on the Navidad River. The land includes a ramshackle house. School teachers, they decide to devote their summer to making the house livable. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious creature inhabits the Navidad bottomland. The young couple runs afoul of the creature and ugliness ensues.
Texas really does have a Navidad River, and there really are legends of a creature living in the bottomland. As for the rest, read the story and decide for yourself whether you want to camp near the river.
The price for the paperback version of Nacho Perez, Private Eye has been reduced, and the book is now available in an audio version. Please check it out.