The Last King of Texas

The Last King of Texas

Book - 2000
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"When a controversial English professor is found dead, shot twice in the chest with a .45, Tres Navarre - P.I. and erstwhile Berkeley Ph.D. - is the only local academic crazy enough to accept the emergency opening at the University of Texas at San Antonio." "Police assure Tres they already have a suspect, a stone cold killer who's just returned from a stint in a Mexican jail and is suspected of murdering a Texas amusement-park kingpin years before. While the police wrap up the open-and-shut case, all Tres has to do is teach three classes, grade on a curve ... and walk in a dead man's shoes. It should be an easy assignment." "But one thing Tres Navarre doesn't do is easy. When the evidence in the case starts looking a little too perfect, when the killing doesn't stop, Tres takes on some extracurricular research into the heart of an assassin. He quickly becomes embroiled in a nasty tangle of family secrets, backstabbing squabbles for control of a million-dollar amusement ride business, and a high-stakes game of gangster honor on the darkest streets of San Antonio's West Side. Behind it all - the specter of a murdered man who once proclaimed himself the King of the South Texas carnivals."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2000.
ISBN: 9780553801569
0553801562
Branch Call Number: RIOR
Characteristics: 320p. 24cm.

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