available June 2004

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Hardcover $29.95 ISBN: 1-930997-50-7
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When 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.

"One 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 Crider

"I 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."


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