Shoveling Smoke

by Austin Davis (Author)
Excerpt

“A Houston lawyer’s attempt to escape the rat race backfires with hilarious results in Davis’s thoroughly enjoyable debut crime novel” (Publishers Weekly).

Reveling in outrageous shenanigans and hilariously off-kilter characters, Shoveling Smoke does for East Texas what Carl Hiaasen’s novels do for South Florida. Burned-out corporate lawyer Clay Parker chucks it all and moves from Houston to a tiny firm in a dusty small town, searching for his lost integrity and a simpler life. Instead, he lands in the middle of a bungled fraud case defending the disreputable and downright nasty Bevo Rasmussen, accused of torching the stables housing his over-insured thoroughbreds.

Immediately confronted with corrupt officials, crazed survivalists, an incompetent hit man, an emu, and a naked county clerk, along with an assortment of vengeful wives and great barbecue, Clay discovers that nothing about his case—or in East Texas—is what it seems.

Protection
DRM Protected
Format
EPUB
Publication date
October 12, 2021
Publisher
Collection
Page count
324
ISBN
9781452125022
Paper ISBN
9780811841528