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.
—“An extraordinary novel, storytelling that’s so absorbing and so suspenseful that even the most reluctant reviewer will find it difficult to put down.”
Kelly Watley, Goodreads
—“The feel is Hollywood noir, but the vibe is pure Texas, where everything is big—including the intrigue and danger.”
Steven Maginnis, Goodreads
—“This is writing so lyrical it fairly sings.”
Sandra Garland Hardy, ReadMyLips.com
—“This is such a fun, entertaining, and intriguing mystery.”
Avonna Kershey, Avonna Loves Genres
—“ A Perfect 10 book.”
Jani Brooks, Romance Reviews Today