The third in the excellent Texas-set PI series
Smart-mouthed private investigator and academic Tres Navarre is reluctant to take up a job at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and with good reason: the last two guys who held the post were murdered. But then a bomb hits the dean's office, and the case begins to feel very close to home.
Delving into the past of his predecessor, Tres discovers he was the son of an amusement ride manufacturer known as 'The King of the Carnivals', who was also murdered - and the chief suspect, and gang boss, is back in town after years on the run...
There's a reason why this guy keeps winning awards... Rick Riordan is a master stylist - Harlan Coben
In Rick Riordan's case, believe the hype. He really is that good - Dennis Lehane
My favourite of all the new investigators running around out there - Robert Crais
Rick Riordan is the author of seven Tres Navarre novels, including the Edgar Award-winning The Widower's Two-Step and The Last King of Texas. He is also the author of the acclaimed thriller Cold Springs and international bestsellers for young adults, including the Percy Jackson series. Rick Riordan lives with his family in San Antonio, Texas.