Cody, a Texas private investigator, is hired to look into what
should be a straightforward missing person case, he soon realizes
that he's taken on more than he bargained for. The facts surrounding
the disappearance of Fort Worth businessman's daughter, twenty-year-old
Mandy Traft, are far from clear. Did she run off with her boyfriend?
Or has she been kidnapped? With each step Cody takes, the case
becomes increasingly dangerous. Before long, he's been warned
off, and bodies are starting to tumble. He knows he should get
out while he still can. But he can't. Not until he finds Mandy.
TEXAS WIND is James Reasoner’s debut novel that has achieved
a legendary status since its publication in 1980. Considered by
many to be one of the best private eye novels ever written, TEXAS
WIND is finally back in print.
of the first private-eye novels set in Texas, and certainly one
of the best. A classic. Having it back in print is cause for celebration
among those who like lean writing, tight plotting, and a thoroughly
realized setting." Bill
topped a little rise on Ridgmar Boulevard and could see
forever into the west. I could look past Carswell with its
giant planes landing and taking off into the brushy hills
that rolled gently all the way to Weatherford. It was just
past ten o’clock on a Monday morning in October, and
the early haze in the air was starting to burn off. The
air coming in the window of my Ford had a tang to it that
wasn’t caused by pollution. The first frost would
come before the month was out, I figured."