Hap and Leonard return in this incredible, mad-dash thriller, loaded with crack addicts, a serial killer, and a body count.
Leonard is still nursing the injuries he sustained in the duo’s last wild undertaking when he learns that his Uncle Chester has passed. Hap is of course going to be there for his best friend and offers to help clean Uncle Chester’s dilapidated house, they uncover a dark little secret beneath the house’s rotting floor boards – a small skeleton buried in a trunk. Hap wants to call the police. Leonard being a black man in east Texas, persuades him this is not a good idea, and together they set out to clear Chester’s name on their own. The only things standing in their way is a houseful of felons, a vicious killer, and possibly themselves.
"Lansdale's prose has the mean terseness of James M. Cain...Welds the grungy nihilism of pulp to the delibrate exaggerations of the tall tale." - Newsday
"Like 10-alarm chili, Lansdale is pretty hot stuff." - People