Retired attorney Preston Howard obsesses about the newly elected, bombastic and narcissistic president, and three corrupt Austin police officers whom he represented and saved from capital murder charges and execution ten years before. After his wife divorces him and his drinking reaches gargantuan proportions, Howard's thoughts turn to murderous impulses as the only way he can stamp out one, or both of his fixations. Howard and his co-author, daughter Anne Howard, tell the story, often with hilarious observations, of compulsion, addiction, love, and in the end, the search for justice.
What readers say about Preston Howard's debut novel, "The Sheltering Palms:"
"Storytelling at its best!" Glenn Brasch
"Had me hooked right from the start…The anecdotes might be spun out of gold or from his fertile imagination, but capture the reader's attention in any case." Joanna Lee Doster