If at First...

If at First...

by Jane Burnett Smith
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If at First... by Jane Burnett Smith

Second in the Brad Hastings series.

Deputy Sheriff Brad Hastings and his father, Doug, are being harassed and threatened by two crooks who are so inept that their attempts are not obvious or of concern until they reach the point where Doug is kidnapped.

Brad Hastings, a former rodeo cowboy, is on leave from his job as deputy sheriff in Los Gatos, New Mexico. He is traveling with his father, Doug, in an attempt to convince him to quit rodeoing and return to their ranch in New Mexico. Two inept wannabe gangsters, the Stokes brothers, have been stalking them because of their mistaken belief that the Hastings have in their possession some stolen bonds the Stokes want to recover. To add to their anxiety, they also believe Brad has seen them commit a murder.

The Stokes' intelligence level and ability to follow through on any of their plots, such as killing both of the Hastings, is about two notches below that of Westlake Dortmunder, and they are so inept that the Hastings are unaware of their schemes until Doug is actually kidnapped.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595162833
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

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If at First... 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Stokes brothers could well be equal to Donald Westlakes' Dortmunder character in their inept and hilarious way of attempting to become 'real gangsters' while surrounded by rodeo cowboys. I loved their antics in and around the fascinating Colorado rodeo circuit.