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Gun Shy

A Blanco County, Texas, Novel

Blanco County, Texas, Novels

Ben Rehder

Minotaur Books

Welcome to Ben Rehder's Blanco County, Texas, where the right to bear arms is about to go very, very wrong…in Gun Shy

The National Weapons Alliance rally in support of every American's right to bear arms is meant to garner huge publicity.  And the host of the event is none other than the NWA's newest spokesman, handsome country superstar Mitch Campbell.

What nobody suspects is that the Stetson-wearing, gun-toting, bull-riding Campbell is a fraud. He's really Norman Kleinschmidt, a pill-popping, snowboarding, former rock-and-roller from Vermont.  To Campbell's dismay, someone from his past is about to make that secret a big, big problem.

Meanwhile, when an illegal immigrant is killed in a questionable hunting accident just days before the rally, local game warden John Marlin starts to poke around.  It's not long before an astonishing series of events threatens to bring down the very carefully marketed Mitch Campbell, and maybe the NWA along with him.  

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Chapter One
Saturday, June 20
National Weapons Alliance Rally
Houston, Texas
Fifty-two years ago, at the tender age of nine, Dale Allen Stubbs fell head over heels in love. He simply couldn't help himself. The object of his affection was slender and hard, blessed with understated curves that begged for the caress of his young hand.
It was a bolt-action Remington .22 given to him by his grandfather Atticus Stubbs on Dale's birthday. Christ, what a gun! Oil-finished walnut stock. A twenty-inch barrel with the same blue-black sheen as a raven's wing. A true thing of beauty. Stubbs'
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Praise for Gun Shy

“I love Ben Rehder. Gun Shy is smart, funny, and tough, and sparkles with insight and truth.” –Kinky Friedman, bestselling author of Texas Hold ‘Em

 

“Wit, satire, suspense, complexity—Rehder hits everything he aims at.” –Lee Child, bestselling author of The Hard Way

“Ben Rehder takes aim at both sides of the gun debate and shoots to kill with this funny, daring, bigger-than-life novel. Ben’s best book yet.” –Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of Fear

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ben Rehder

  • BEN REHDER's Blanco County mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Lefty, and Barry Awards. He lives near Austin, Texas, where he was born and raised.
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    A Blanco County, Texas, Novel

    Blanco County, Texas, Novels

    Ben Rehder

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