Hipster movie critic Ann Whitehead pushed a Hollywood murder case to a bloody climax and almost died herself. Changed foreveraless stupid and more funashe has moved on to a place she knows well: the San Joaquin Valley, where her grandfatheras closest friend, Joe Balch, owns the oil company that keeps one town alive. Balch gets Ann a job with the Oklahoma contractor drilling his wildcat well. Itas hard work, but Ann loves both it and her crusty old boss, Emmet. Then a guy on her crew is killed by a falling hammer. Sheriffs rule it an accident but Annas LAPD squeeze, Detective Doug Lockwood, says itas murder. Ann canat resist the challenge of chasing a killeraand then the killer starts chasing her . . . From a writer whose first novel was praised as ahighly literate, exceptionally action-packed and occasionally harrowinga (Chicago Tribune), this is a wild ride full of bad behavior and laughs, oil-field characters, and small-town atmosphere, starring a heroine who never does anything halfway.Where are Celeste and Jean and Luz? Do they know ... Hea#39;d taken off his jean jacket and had his fists jammed in the pockets of his overalls. ... He said, looking at the rig, aNot no more a but was a time we had a manual close on them BOPs.
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2012-04-24|