The Devil Went Down to Austin

The Devil Went Down to Austin

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
When his brother Garrett, a wheelchair bound computer genius and ardent Jimmy Buffett fan, is accused of killing his oldest friend, Texas private detective and English teacher Tres Navarre ventures into a world of high-tech evil and old secrets as he sets out to find the real killer and clear his brother's name. By the author of The Last King of Texas. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Tres Navarre, private eye and sometimes English professor, is hoping for a laid-back working vacation when he accepts a teaching gig at the University of Texas at Austin, even if it means shacking up for six weeks with his big brother Garrett, who calls Austin home.
Garrett Navarre - computer programmer extraordinaire, Jimmy Buffett fanatic, and all-around eccentric - is hoping to retire a multimillionaire thanks to a high-tech start-up company he and two buddies have launched. Garrett has bet everything from his career to the Navarre family ranch that the company will stay alive long enough to make a public stock offering, allowing him to ride the Austin high-tech boom right into the saddle of luxury.
Both Tres's and Garrett's hopes are shattered with a single gunshot. Garrett's oldest friend and business partner ends up murdered at his lakefront home - 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 brave new high-tech world.
Among the players: a corporate takeover artist with a trail of broken enemies in his wake and an overzealous desire to make Garrett's company his own; the victim's wife, a hard-edged beauty haunted by three generations of family failure; and the head of an oil-rich clan with more power than morals and enough skeletons in the closet to man a ghost ship. Connecting them all - the beautiful waters of Lake Travis and an unspeakable evil that lies within its depths.

Baker
& Taylor

When his brother Garrett, a wheelchair-bound computer genius, is accused of killing his oldest friend, Texas private detective and English teacher Tres Navarre ventures into a world of high-tech evil to find the real killer.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780553110975
0553110977
Branch Call Number: F RIO
Characteristics: 319 p. ; 25 cm

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