Toby Wells said he was a legit bounty hunter.
Rafferty saw no reason not to believe him.
Now Luis Ortega is dead and Rafferty's carrying the gun …
It hurts to admit it, but Toby Wells played Rafferty like a bar-room fiddle. While the cops know Rafferty didn't kill Luis Ortega, that cold comfort won't be enough to prevent him from looking for the sonofabitch who pulled the trigger.
Only problem is, he's a little occupied right now trying to get the teenage vandals to lay off Thorney, Honeybutt's recalcitrant great-uncle. Plus, Ortega's past offers no clues as to why someone wanted to cancel his breathing licence and, besides, Wells has disappeared.
Just when Rafferty thinks he's getting somewhere, the paint bombs on Thorney's porch escalate to rifle shots. It'd make more sense if Rafferty could just work out who's behind the gun and who they're shooting at.
Now he's got to keep Thorney alive, and find the shooter, too.
Because whoever they are they're still out there, still trigger-happy, and showing no signs of stopping their murderous vendetta.
In the tradition of the best pulp thrillers, WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME is the fourth book in the Rafferty: P.I. mystery series.
Rafferty's a Dallas P.I. and an ex-cop who spent enough time on the streets to understand how things work.
He may quote Latin occasionally, smoke too much, and be a cynical sonofabitch, but when the shit hits the fan and you need someone you can trust, you'll be glad you called Rafferty.
If you take your mysteries hardboiled, drizzled with pulp, and an extra helping of wise-cracking tough talk, you'll love Rafferty: P.I.
Buy WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME today and continue the series readers are saying is "… on my list of great private eye writers along with Kinky Friedman, Elmore Leonard, and Lawrence Sanders."
Praise for Rafferty: P.I.
"If you like Parker's Spenser, or Robert Crais' Elvis Cole you should love the Rafferty series." - Mark A. Johnson.
"Sometimes it seemed W. Glenn Duncan's Texas P.I. Rafferty had a rule for everything, but the fact remains that most of them were a hoot. And, of course, a further irony is that "Rafferty's Rules" is, in fact, an Australian football term for "no rules at all." - Thrilling Detective Website
"I have all of the Rafferty titles in my collection. I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, but the Rafferty books are a mainstay. I think they're terrific!" - Paul Bishop - Author of LIE CATCHERS
"Duncan truly captured the pure essence of the definitive smart-ass private eye in his character Rafferty. Take part Sam Spade with a little Mike Hammer, mix in some Spenser and you have an awesome character." - Cliff Fausset
"At first sniff, it may smell like Spenser with a cowboy hat, but take a good whiff: W. Glenn Duncan's Dallas, Texas private eye RAFFERTY was actually a blast of fresh air in what was rapidly becoming a glut of sensitive, soul-searching, overly politically-correct cookie cutter P.I.s in the late eighties. Of course, it helps that Dallas ain't Boston." - Kevin Burton Smith