Thursday, April 29, 2010

Go Read The Deputy

Just finished Victor Gischler's latest, The Deputy.
Coyote Crossing is a dusty little shithole town in western Oklahoma. A sleepy little pit stop for truckers, not a lot going on. So a dead body in the middle of the street at midnight is quite an event. The chief of police wants all hands on deck, so he calls Toby Sawyer to come babysit the body.

Toby doesn’t have a lot going for him. Twenty-five, a couple of years of junior college, married to a girl he got pregnant and living in a trailer on the edge of town. He’s working part time for the police department, hoping the budget comes through and they can put him on full time, so he can get health benefits. His wife is a waitress at a little crap diner near the railroad tracks. When he gets the call about the dead body, he pins his tin star to his Weezer t-shirt, slips into a pair of sweatpants and grabs his revolver.
It's fun and violent. Go read this book.


You can get a signed copy at The Mystery Bookstore in Westwood. Or, if you're lazy, you can get it at Amazon in hardback, paperback or on the Kindle.

Go on, do it.


1 comment:

Victor Gischler said...

Thanks for the shout-out, man.

You're good people.