Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. LansdaleHonky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale

Honky Tonk Samurai

byJoe R. Lansdale

Paperback | February 14, 2017

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Only Hap and Leonard would catch a cold case with hot cars, hot women, and ugly skinheads.
The story starts simply enough when Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet and Republican with an addiction to Dr. Pepper, are working a freelance surveillance job in East Texas. The uneventful stakeout is coming to an end when the pair witness a man abusing his dog. Leonard takes matters into his own fists, and now the bruised dog abuser wants to press charges.
One week later, a woman named Lilly Buckner drops by their new PI office with a proposition: find her missing granddaughter, or she'll turn in a video of Leonard beating the dog abuser. The pair agrees to take on the cold case and soon discover that the used car dealership where her granddaughter worked is actually a front for a prostitution ring. What began as a missing-person case becomes one of blackmail and murder.
Filled with Lansdale's trademark whip-smart dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox characters,Honky Tonk Samuraiis a rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.
Joe R. Lansdaleis the author of more than a dozen novels, includingParadise Sky,the Edgar Award-winningThe Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust,andLeather Maiden.He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas...
Title:Honky Tonk SamuraiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031632941X

ISBN - 13:9780316329415

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"Another jawdropper from the seemingly indefatigable favorite son of Nacogdoches, Texas . . . Hilarious, crude and violent, peppered through and through with unforgettable characters that leap off the page, dance around the room, and run off down the road. It doesn't get any better than this. . . . Give this man a National Medal of the Arts for his entire body of work."-Joe Hartlaub, BookReporter