Sunday, June 15, 2008

Holy Moly -- Ben Rehder

Blanco County, Texas, is a strange place, just as strange as Blacklin County, if not even stranger. Hmmmm. Blanco in Spanish means white. B. C. and B. C. White and black. And what kicks off the book is the find of a dinosaur bone. Hmmmm.

Okay, I'm just kidding around here. Ben Rehder is a friend and a fine fella, and I like his books a lot. They're hilarious, well written, and well plotted. This one's no exception. John Marlin, the crime-busting game warden, is back, and all kinds of things are happening. Besides the dinosaur bone, now missing, we have a dead man (shot with a hunting arrow), a mega-church pastor and his hot-to-trot wife, a guy who huffs Pam spray, and so on. There's a lot going on, and there are a lot of crazy characters. If you've read Rehder's books before, you know what I mean. If you haven't, why not? It's time you had some laughs. Rumor has it (well, Rehder said so on his blog) that this might be the final book in the series before old Ben moves on to bigger things. After you read this book, you'll be sorry if that's true. Not the part about the bigger things. That's great. But you'll be sorry that John Marlin won't be back again.

1 comment:

Ben Rehder said...

Thanks, Bill. I only plagiarize from the best.