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Shoveling Smoke

A Clay Parker Crime Novel

By Austin Davis

5-1/2 x 7-3/4 in; 320 pp;
Hardcover
August 2003
ISBN 9780811841528
ISBN10 0811841529

SKU# 9780811841528

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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 fi...
Shoveling Smoke


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Shoveling Smoke

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 overinsured 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 is what it seems to be. By the end, our hero gets way more than he bargained for, justice (Texas-style) gets served, and the reader gets a laugh-out-loud first novel.

 

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5-1/2 x 7-3/4 in; 320 pp;
Hardcover
August 2003
ISBN 9780811841528
ISBN10 0811841529
Austin Davis is a native Texan. This is his first novel.

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Great read!

Great read!

4/11/13| Milt
Shoveling Smoke lives up to its title. From the flamboyant characters to the unbelievablew story line to the great humor, I'm awed by this book. I sincerely hope this is but the beginning of a series of East Texas wild-eyed stories about members of the bar.

Milt Klohn, author of "When Right is Wrong."
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