From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Rick Riordan, triple-crown winner of the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards, brings his fast-talking, hard-living, Texas-hip P.I. Tres Navarre to the heart of the Lone Star State—Austin—to unravel a case so dark, twisted, and deadly, it can only involve family....
Tres Navarre, the P.I. with a Ph.D. in literature, heads to Austin for a laid-back summer teaching gig. But he’s in store for a whole lot more. His big brother Garrett--computer whiz, Jimmy Buffett fanatic, and all-around eccentric—is hoping to retire a multimillionaire by the fall. He’s bet his career and the Navarre family ranch to do it.
Then Garrett’s oldest friend and business partner is murdered—and Garrett is the only suspect. As Tres delves into Garrett’s bizarre world to find the truth behind the murder, he comes face to face with the damaged relationships, violent lives, and billion-dollar schemes of a high-tech world gone haywire. Connecting them all is beautiful Lake Travis and the shocking secret that lies within its depths. Now, as Tres struggles with his own troubled family past and to clear his brother’ s name, he finds himself stalked by a cold-blooded killer—one who could spell the death of both Navarres.
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."
"If not the king of texas crime writing, Rick Riordan is certainly among the princes!"—Denver Post
"A heady nightcap of sass and suspense with a twist of mayhem."—Austin Chronicle
"Sarcastic humor, memorable characters, and spectacular action scenes round out a spellbinding adventure."—Library Journal