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Big Red Tequila

Big Red Tequila

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0804151938
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-01-08
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Everything in Texas is bigger...even murder. Meet Tres Navarre...tequila drinker, Tai Chi master, unlicensed P.I., with a penchant for Texas-size trouble. Jackson "Tres" Navarre and his enchilada-eating cat, Robert Johnson, pull into San Antonio and find nothing waiting but trouble. Ten years ago Navarre left town and the memory of his father's murder behind him. Now he's back, looking for answers. Yet the more Tres digs, trying to put his suspicions to rest, the fresher the decade-old crime looks: Mafia connections, construction site payoffs, and slick politicians' games all conspire to ruin his homecoming. It's obvious Tres has stirred up a hornet's nest of trouble. He gets attacked, shot at, run over by a big blue Thunderbird—and his old girlfriend, the one he wants back, turns up missing. Tres has to rescue the woman, nail his father's murderer, and get the hell out of Dodge before mob-style Texas justice catches up to him. The chances of staying alive looked better for the defenders of the Alamo....
Big Red Tequila

Big Red Tequila

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553576445
Pages: 372
Year: 1997
Jackson "Tres" Navarre returns to San Antonio to seek answers about his father's murder, but all he finds is mafia corruption and local politicians out to ruin his homecoming, and when his girlfriend is kidnapped, Tres must rescue her and save himself. Original.
Big Red Tequila

Big Red Tequila

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751554510
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-12-03
When his father was murdered in San Antonio ten years ago, Jackson 'Tres' Navarre left town, never to look back. Until now, that is. Accompanied by his enchilada-eating cat Robert Johnson, tough, no nonsense Tres returns to the city looking for answers and a girl he just couldn't leave behind. But when she turns out to be missing, Tres goes on the hunt as an unlicensed private investigator to solve both cases, stirring up a Texan hornets' nest of corruption. And the mob will do anything to silence him. Slick and spicy with Texan spirit, Big Red Tequila is the first book in the multiple-award-winning suspense series by the internationally bestselling author of the Percy Jackson novels.
The Last King of Texas

The Last King of Texas

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0804151954
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-12-18
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Multiple-award-winning author Rick Riordan brings back smart-mouthed Texas P.I. Tres Navarre for his most dangerous case yet. If you think the academic world is deadly dull, you're half right.... When a controversial English professor is found shot to death, Tres Navarre — P.I. and Ph.D. — is the only local academic crazy enough to accept the emergency opening at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Police assure him they already have a suspect, so while they 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 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 — and lands in a high-stakes game of gangster honor on the darkest streets of San Antonio's West Side....
Rebel Island

Rebel Island

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553904108
Pages: 352
Year: 2007-08-28
Triple-crown winner of mystery’s most coveted awards—the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus—Rick Riordan and his Texas-style take on the crime novel have never been bigger or darker than in this latest Tres Navarre thriller. This time Navarre faces a killer as unstoppable as a force of nature. Tres Navarre had given up private investigation—and with it a violent past that had buried too many friends. Newly married, with a baby on the way, it was time to find a safer line of work. He and Maia had come to Rebel Island to celebrate their honeymoon and a new future. But no sooner had they arrived than a reminder of the past showed up in the form of a corpse shot dead in room 12. Just like that Tres finds himself flashing back on the memory of a grim childhood summer spent on the island—a summer that changed everything in his life. A summer he could never forget but never entirely remember either. And when a second corpse turns up, it’s clear to Tres that the past is not dead and buried after all, but is stalking Rebel Island with unfinished business of its own. What really happened that long-ago summer, what dark secrets were kept, and who has come back to avenge them…these are the questions Tres, his brother Garrett, and the very pregnant Maia must answer—and time is running out. For a monster hurricane is about to hit Rebel Island, cutting them off from the mainland and leaving them trapped on a flooding island with the hotel’s remaining guests brutally dying one by one. Tres knows better than anyone that the bloodlines of South Texas are as twisted as barbed wire. This time they’re guarding a revelation that can turn his dreams of happily ever after into the ultimate nightmare. From the Hardcover edition.
Southtown

Southtown

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553900315
Pages: 272
Year: 2004-04-27
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series For Tres Navarre, English professor turned private investigator, business has lately taken a drastic turn south. But if chasing down bail jumpers, adulterous spouses, and workmen’s comp cases seemed like the dregs of the PI game, it was at least a living. Not as much could be said for tracking down a man like Will “the Ghost” Stirman. The stone-cold killer has just staged a bloody escape from the Floresville State Penitentiary with a gang of violent cons as spooked by Stirman as those on the outside who helped put him behind bars. And no one seems more worried than Navarre’s boss and mentor, Erainya Manos. It was her husband along with rival PI Sam Barrera who built the case that sent Stirman away. But Erainya’s husband is dead and she’s certain Stirman won’t let that stand in the way of his taking revenge against her and her adopted son. All of Navarre’s instincts are screaming that there’s more to this case than meets the eye. But Erainya won’t tell him—and Sam Barrera seems to be escaping into a strange twilight from a truth too terrible to remember. That leaves Tres to dig into a twisted mystery of greed, vigilantism, and murder, where lives are bought and sold and the line between guilt and innocence is razor-thin. Meanwhile, Stirman and his gang are coming, leaving behind them a trail of brutal, unforgiving violence that will end in an area of San Antonio known as Southtown—but that may soon just as well be called hell on earth. From the Hardcover edition.
Mission Road

Mission Road

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553901699
Pages: 304
Year: 2005-06-28
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series The triple-crown winner of mystery’s most prestigious awards–the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus–Rick Riordan blasted onto the crime scene with one of its freshest and most intriguing protagonists, Tres Navarre. In Mission Road, Navarre returns in a wrenching crime drama in which he must revisit the sins of the past to catch a killer about to get away with murder…again. San Antonio private investigator Tres Navarre is used to working on the edge–that razor-sharp line between legal and life sentence. But this time he’s stepped straight into a no-man’s-land. When an old friend appears at his door spattered with blood and wanted for attempted homicide, Tres doesn’t have to think twice about where his loyalty lies–or the consequences. Ralph Arguello is a criminal who put the street life behind him when he married SAPD detective Ana DeLeon. Now Ana’s been gunned down and her fellow cops don’t need to look far to find a prime suspect. For Ana recently reopened the most infamous cold case in SAPD history–the unsolved murder on notorious Mission Road eighteen years before that threw the San Antonio underworld into bloody chaos. Ana was about to bring charges against the suspected killer: her husband, Ralph Arguello.Tres is sure that Ralph didn’t do it–and that he didn’t shoot his wife. But with the police and the Mafia both out for revenge, there’s no one to turn to for help. Now, armed and dangerous, the targets of a citywide manhunt, Tres and Ralph have just hours to discover what really happened on Mission Road almost two decades ago. To find the truth, they must set a collision course with the past–and with a secret that will tear their lives apart. From the Hardcover edition.
The Widower's Two-Step

The Widower's Two-Step

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0804151946
Pages: 416
Year: 2013-01-08
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Tres Navarre has just hours of apprenticeship time to serve before he can go for his P.I. license. Staking out a musician suspected of stealing a demo tape should be a piece of pan dulce. But his attention wanders just long enough for fiddle player Julie Kearnes to be gunned down before his eyes. He should just back away and let the cops investigate, but backing away has never been Tres's strong point. The missing demo and Julie's murder are just two of the problems besetting Miranda Daniels, a pint-sized singer with Texas-sized talent. She's the prize in a tug-of-war between two music hotshots who want to manage her career. One has a habit of making bad things happen to people he doesn't like. The other has just vanished without a trace. As Tres looks into the dirty dealings surrounding Miranda, it becomes clear he's stepped into a rattlesnakes' nest of greed, double cross, and murder—and he may be the next to be snakebit.
The Devil Went Down to Austin

The Devil Went Down to Austin

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0804151962
Pages: 368
Year: 2013-12-18
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Rick Riordan, triple-crown winner of the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards, brings his fast-talking, hard-living, Texas-hip P.I. Tres Navarre to the heart of the Lone Star State—Austin—to unravel a case so dark, twisted, and deadly, it can only involve family.... Tres Navarre, the P.I. with a Ph.D. in literature, heads to Austin for a laid-back summer teaching gig. But he’s 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. He’s bet his career and the Navarre family ranch to do it. Then Garrett’s oldest friend and business partner is murdered—and Garrett is the only suspect. As Tres delves into Garrett’s 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 brother’ s name, he finds himself stalked by a cold-blooded killer—one who could spell the death of both Navarres.
Cold Springs

Cold Springs

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553897578
Pages: 352
Year: 2003-04-29
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series The Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony award-winning Rick Riordan delivers a spellbinding novel of a man on an edge so extreme that his fall will destroy not only him--but all that he holds dear. Cold Springs Chadwick’s life was balanced on a knife’s edge--his career, his marriage, his relationship with his dangerously troubled daughter. And then one autumn night, the worst possible thing happened…. Now, a decade later, Chadwick’s heart is on the mend. Working for an old military buddy, he saves kids for a living, escorting troubled teens to a Texas wilderness school that specializes in the toughest brand of love. Until he gets a phone call that threatens to shatter his new life. Mallory Zedman is taking the same terrible path Chadwick’s own daughter once took. Defiant and out of control, Mallory is determined to destroy herself and anyone who tries to stop her. No sooner does Chadwick snatch her off the streets than he discovers she is wanted for questioning in a brutal murder--a slaying that seems directly linked to Chadwick’s past.To save Mallory, tough love will not be enough. Chadwick must find the truth behind the murder--and in doing so revisit the infidelities, shattered promises, and violent passions that cracked his world apart. And he must jeopardize the one thing he still has left to lose--a slim hope of redemption. From the Hardcover edition.
The Tequila Worm

The Tequila Worm

Author: Viola Canales
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0375840893
Pages: 199
Year: 2007-03
Sofia grows up in the close-knit community of the barrio in McAllen, Texas, then finds that her experiences as a scholarship student at an Episcopal boarding school in Austin only strengthen her ties to family and her "comadres."
Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird

Author: Tim Federle
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762448652
Pages: 160
Year: 2013-04-23
Features 65 drink recipes inspired by history's most loved novels.
Weber's Big Book of Grilling

Weber's Big Book of Grilling

Author: Jamie Purviance, Sandra S. McRae, Tim Turner, Weber (Firm : Palatine, Ill.)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811831973
Pages: 416
Year: 2001-03-01
Provides advice for choosing a grill, tools, and safety, and contains recipes for sauces and marinades, meat, poultry, fish and seafood, vegetables, salads, and desserts.
Kiowa Trail

Kiowa Trail

Author: Louis L'Amour
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553249053
Pages: 176
Year: 1994
When Tom Lundy is shot in the back, Kate, his sister, is determined to find the killer with the help of her ranch foreman, Conn Dury
Matagorda

Matagorda

Author: Louis L'Amour
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553899465
Pages: 224
Year: 2004-09-28
Tap Duvarney lost his innocence in the War Between the States and then put his skills to the test as a soldier in the frontier army. Now he has settled on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery–and finding himself in the middle of a feud between Kittery and the neighboring Munson family. Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent. But the danger from outside Kittery’s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Duvarney begins to suspect that Kittery’s woman isn’t everything she appears to be. Now Tap is discovering that he must go to war again. But will it be with the Munsons–or with his closest friend?