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The Last King of Texas

A Bantam Hardcover (Tres Navarre series #3)

Pub Date: January 2000

ISBN: 0-553-80156-2
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The Story

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….

The Reviews

"A terrific sequel — the wisecracking Tres untangles an intricate web of murderous family rivalries, missing persons and heroin traffic-all the while evoking with bright color the interplay of San Antonio’s Latino and Anglo cultures and the joys of Tex-Mex cuisine." – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Seamless plotting, a vivid setting, multidimensional characters — this series has it all. As satisfying as an icy cold margarita on a steamy Texas night." – Booklist (starred review)

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