The Devil Went Down to Austin (Tres Navarre) Mass Market Paperback – June 25, 2002
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"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
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Tres Navarre, the P.I. with a Ph.D. in literature, heads to Austin for a laid-back summer teaching gig. But hes 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. Hes bet his career and the Navarre family ranch to do it.
Then Garretts oldest friend and business partner is murdered--and Garrett is the only suspect. As Tres delves into Garretts 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 brothers name, he finds himself stalked by a cold-blooded killer--one who could spell the death of both Navarres.
- Publisher : Bantam; Reprint edition (June 25, 2002)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0553579940
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553579949
- Item Weight : 5.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,208,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It is a well-written and ingeniously plotted page-turner and I feel churlish about denying it the fifth star, but the problem for me was a certain lack of originality. We have so many tough male private eyes. The plot involves adopted children and long-lost relatives like Ross MacDonald. The interpolated killer's voice reminds of Thomas Harris. None of this detracts from readability, so as far as entertainment value is concerned it's irrelevant, but it stops me putting Riordan in my pantheon of the great.