From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Tres Navarre has just hours of apprenticeship time to serve before he can go for his P.I. license. Staking out a musician suspected of stealing a demo tape should be a piece of pan dulce. But his attention wanders just long enough for fiddle player Julie Kearnes to be gunned down before his eyes. He should just back away and let the cops investigate, but backing away has never been Tres's strong point.
The missing demo and Julie's murder are just two of the problems besetting Miranda Daniels, a pint-sized singer with Texas-sized talent. She's the prize in a tug-of-war between two music hotshots who want to manage her career. One has a habit of making bad things happen to people he doesn't like. The other has just vanished without a trace. As Tres looks into the dirty dealings surrounding Miranda, it becomes clear he's stepped into a rattlesnakes' nest of greed, double cross, and murder—and he may be the next to be snakebit.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Series:||Tres Navarre Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||4.15(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.13(d)|
About the Author
Rick Riordan is the author of six previous Tres Navarre novels—Big Red Tequila, winner of the Shamus and Anthony Awards; The Widower’s Two-Step, winner of the Edgar Award; The Last King of Texas; The Devil Went Down to Austin; Southtown; and Mission Road. He is also the author of the acclaimed thriller Cold Springs and the young adult novel The Lightning Thief. Rick Riordan lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.
Hometown:San Antonio, TX
Date of Birth:June 5, 1964
Place of Birth:San Antonio, TX
Education:B.A. in English and History, University of Texas
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This series really draws you in. It leaves you wanting to get to the next book. I have read the first 5 of the series & can't wait for the next 2 books to arrive.
Riordan does a good job of creating some interesting and well-crafted characters, including his rather unconventional cop's son and English Lit major turned private eye, Tres Navarro. The atmosphere is pure Texas, and this look at the darker side of the sunshine and light/cry in your beer country music scene is both stark and amusing. An excellent read and a nice change from the usual whodunnit or procedural.
Kiss your hand three times. Post this in three other books. Look under your pillow.