Life in rural Blanco County, Texas, isn’t what most folks would call exciting—and that suits game warden John Marlin just fine. He’s happy to spend his days and nights protecting the local wildlife from poachers. But when the tequila-slamming, skirt-chasing treasurer of the local Rotary Club goes missing and his vehicle is found in the river the day after a flood, Marlin finds himself in charge of the search efforts. At nearly the same time, a nearby house explodes in a shower of drug paraphernalia, and an exotic car turns up stolen from the missing man’s barn. Marlin and Sheriff Bobby Garza are soon overwhelmed, trying to figure out how everything connects together. It isn’t long before events begin to spiral out of control. Edgar Award-nominated author Ben Rehder keeps the plot moving and the laughs coming in another spectacularly funny crime novel straight out of the zaniest imagination in Texas.
Guilt Trip by Ben Rehder
Blue and yellow paperback covers with blue spine. Edge wear and corner bumps. Clean, tight pages and binding. Published by St.Martins Press in 2011. Measures 9 x 6 inches with 307 pages. VG Fiction / Mystery