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Ranchero

Nick Reid Novels (Volume 1)

Rick Gavin

Minotaur Books

“Gritty, earthy, and often hilarious . . . Has the humor of a tall tale told by Mark Twain.” —The Wall Street Journal
 
 
Repo man Nick Reid had a seemingly simple job to do: Talk to Percy Dwayne Dubois about getting the payments he’s behind on for a flat screen TV or repossess it. But Percy Dwayne wouldn't give in. No, instead he went all white-trash philosophical and figured that since the world was against him, he might as well fight it. He hit Nick over the head with a fireplace shovel, stole the mint-condition calypso coral–colored 1969 Ranchero that Nick had borrowed from his landlady, and went on a rowdy ride across the Mississippi Delta.

Nick and his best friend Desmond have no choice but to go after him. The fact that the trail eventually leads to Guy, a meth cooker recently set up in the Delta after the Feds ran him out of New Orleans, is of no consequence—Nick will do anything to get the Ranchero back. And as turns out, he might have to.

An original and ballsy road-trip of a crime novel, Ranchero is an unforgettable read and a fantastic series debut.

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I met Percy Dwayne Dubois after a fashion at his Indianola house. I’d come to collect his television and was explaining to his wife that they’d gone three months delinquent on their rent-to-own installments. He eased up behind me—I heard the joists complain—to offer commentary with a shovel.
Lucky for me it was a fireplace shovel, though uncommonly stout as that sort goes, and he swung it with force enough to lay me out on the linoleum.
Since I’d enjoyed a sort of career in legitimate law enforcement, I’d met with occasion to
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RANCHERO by Rick GavinKirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of RANCHERO . A hapless repo man's quest for a defalcating consumer turns personal in Gavin's debut, a testosterone-fueled romp.
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  • Rick Gavin

  • When he's not writing, RICK GAVIN frames houses and hangs sheetrock in Ruston, Louisiana. This is his first novel.
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