Texas’ slickest politician has lost his presidential bid to a good-looking naval hero from Massachusetts. President Kennedy wants to put a man on the moon. V.P. LBJ and his Texas cronies want to put the city at the center of the president’s moon mission. Local civil rights activists are protesting, and the dock workers are on strike. Sleepy backwater Houston finds itself short on air conditioning just when things are heating up.
Local P.I. Harry Lark is working out of a seedy downtown office when a well-dressed out-of-towner entangles him in NASA’s plans to build a space center. His 12-year-old daughter Dizzy is running a lost-and-found out of a suburban garage when she’s hired to find a missing father. Their cases converge as they race to discover who’s torching Houston landmarks before the city goes up in smoke.
—”Loaded with humor, lots of excitement, and fascinating, well written characters. . . .A Perfect Ten!”
Jani Brooks, Romance Reviews Today
—“A fun, entertaining and intriguing mystery.”
Avonna Kershey, Avonna Loves Genres
— “A delightful mixture of hardboiled noir and Nancy Drew-esque caper.”
Lauren Raouf, Deviously Devious
—“Think Nancy Drew on steroids.”
Sandra Garland Hardy, Read My Lips
—“This story spans multiple fictional themes combined skillfully with real history.”
Barbara Bamberger Scott, Curled Up with a Good Book