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Big Red Tequila Mass Market Paperback – June 2, 1997
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"A standout...A crooked construction company, corrupt cops, old enemies--you can almost feel the summer storms rolling over South Texas."
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
More About the Author
For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.
While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre - the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children's fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.
Today over 35 million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 35 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller.
Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.
Top Customer Reviews
In this debut novel, Tres returns to San Antonio after having fled ten years previously after the murder of his father. He returns to wrestle with his past and to find the truth behind his father's death. In the process, he uncovers a conspiracy that involves families he's known all his life, forcing him to weigh love, loyalty, and compassion against the truth.
As the story opens, Tres has returned to San Antonio after a 10 year absence and is nonchalantly throwing the previous tenant out of the house he is now renting. Immediately we are confronted with a guy who is very capable with his hands, won't back down from a fight and the nonchalance is the way he performs most tasks. Add to that a vague air of amusement and the character of Tres Navarre is virtually complete.
Tres is back in San Antonio at the request of Lillian Cambridge, the girl with whom he was madly in love with and had plans to marry 10 years before. She's one of the few people pleased to see him come home with quite a number of very lukewarm greetings received. A lot of people still haven't forgiven him for his decision to suddenly leave town after watching his father get gunned down on his front doorstep.
Anyway, he's back, Lillian's overjoyed and he's determined to solve his father's murder which had remained unsolved all these years. Suddenly Lillian goes missing, her business partner looks to be connected to one of San Antonio's wealthiest families in some kind of shady deal and the death rate has suddenly spiked, particularly among people who may have been able to help Tres solve his father's murder. Tres has effectively poked an anthill with a stick and the inhabitants are not the slightest bit happy about it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty close to a five star book. I really like this whole series.Published 5 months ago by Charlie Ross
I've read several books now by Rick Riordan in multiple genres, all good.
This is an interesting murder mystery with an atypical antihero, minor twist on a familiar... Read more
It was OK. Not what I expected from this author. Some slow points but the ending was pretty good.Published 6 months ago by Ryan L. Frisby
I really enjoyed this book, that I have read all in the series up through book 6, I just started book 7. I hope the author keeps writing more Tres Navarre stories.Published 7 months ago by Richard C
Not the greatest mystery story, but I just love how Mr. Riordan writes - his sense of humor and ability to use creative metaphors is consistent across his works.Published 8 months ago by Elisabeth Carlson
Fun read lots off humor and interesting characters and plot twists. Not want I expected bit lots of fun and hard to put downPublished 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
Tres Navarre is every bit the improbable hero and a man struggling with a past. Frozen and forced from home by his father's death only to return for the love of a woman who may be... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jason Premo