Guilt Trip

Guilt Trip Game warden John Marlin hopes that Burnett a likeable kid isn t found dead in his burned down house But Marlin doesn t have the same warm fuzzy feelings about rancher Vance Scofield who is missing

  • Title: Guilt Trip
  • Author: Ben Rehder
  • ISBN: 9780312940942
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • Game warden John Marlin hopes that Burnett, a likeable kid, isn t found dead in his burned down house But Marlin doesn t have the same warm fuzzy feelings about rancher Vance Scofield, who is missing after his SUV is found in the river Scofield, a skirt chasing SOB, is a high fencer, a rancher who pens trophy bucks behind deer proof fences which lazy hunters can bag foGame warden John Marlin hopes that Burnett, a likeable kid, isn t found dead in his burned down house But Marlin doesn t have the same warm fuzzy feelings about rancher Vance Scofield, who is missing after his SUV is found in the river Scofield, a skirt chasing SOB, is a high fencer, a rancher who pens trophy bucks behind deer proof fences which lazy hunters can bag for a fee To Marlin it s like shooting fish in a barrel Worse, a range war of sorts has erupted with the low fence ranchers, and things are turning downright ugly Of course Marlin still doesn t know about the X rated pictures a blackmailer took of the state senator in cahoots with the high fencerse scheme being hatched by two bumbling poachersor the stolen red Corvette which may be the key to everything What has caught his attention is the sheriff s department s pretty new deputy

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    1. A very entertaining mystery set in Blanco County, just west of Austin. There were lots of characters who were sometimes hard to keep up with but it all came together by the end. Some of the characters were so cliche "Texan" that their over the top personas added a lot of humor. A fun read about the serious subject of the "high fencing" in of our natural wildlife to be exploited by wealthy hunters.

    2. Guilty Pleasure SatisfiesBlanco County has no lack of bumbling locals, good old boys with too much money and power, floppies and the girl next door. Twists and turns form seemingly unrelated events; and then. . . You'll have to read this book. Full of humor, suspense, and a crazy trail to 'Who done it' . Another winner for Ben Rehder.

    3. The story in and of itself was very well written and moved along at a good pace. My chief complaint is just how many characters are involved in this story! It seemed like every other line in the beginning of the story (for the first few chapters) was introducing yet another character. I almost wanted to jot notes down!

    4. another in the very entertaining series of humorous mystery books set in Blanco County, in the Texas Hill Country just West of Austin. lots of wacky characters, a la Carl Hiassen, and some plot twists out of nowhere. a very good light read for a long plane trip.

    5. Well-written, fast-moving, fun! I enjoyed this rollicking mystery set in Blanco County, Texas, and I look forward to reading other books by this author.Rehder's wacky characters and their skillfully interwoven plots all come together in the end. Yee haw!

    6. A good read and a decent way to pass an evening. I liked the characters okay, but some seemed a bit too extreme to be fully believable. There were an awful lot of POVs to keep track of and it got my already aching head spinning a bit when the scenes were short.

    7. The characters are great and the story does a wonderful job of carrying us along while we get to know new friends - even the ones that we wish would grow up. A good pace and interesting twists.

    8. This is what I call "light reading" for fun. He always includes John Marlin a great game warden. I recommend it for those wanting a fun read.

    9. Another quality read from Ben Rehder about a county game warden in a mostly rural county in the hill country in Texas. Lots of plots and twists to keep you guessing all of the way through.

    10. A good story with informative narrative on the life of a game warden who helps the local sheriff solve murders.

    11. Good story, well written. Colorful characters. I enjoyed his writing style. I would read other books by this author.

    12. Learned a lot re: high-fence hunting. Particularly interesting after spending time in that part of Texas last week Entertaining books!

    13. Girls with lazy eyes are a tough pick up at the bar because you can just never tell whether they're looking at you or not. But hell, when they like monster trucks and pork rinds you just gotta try, right?This is indeed a Hiaasenesque romp set in the south Texas that involves a love quadrangle, a politician with a diaper fetish, a stolen corvette, and annoying as hell nosy Key West tourists who can't leave the neighborhood watch crap in the neighborhood. The story was entertaining and made me lau [...]

    14. Continuing what seems to be a trend, GUILT TRIP is even more serious than previous entries in the series. Don't get me wrong, there were laughs, but they were sparse. It's an excellently crafted, fast-paced mystery novel with some light sprinklings of wacky humour.

    15. The fourth Blanco County mystery. In this entry, game warden John Marlin helps the police to search for a missing SUV owner who may have drowned in a flash flood, while a local lowlife's house burns down in what seems to be a meth-related explosion. Marlin suspects that the two incidents are somehow connected, and they are – but in true Rehder fashion, the plot has dozens of disparate threads that intersect. The main story involves a state senator who has a rather embarrassing kink, being blac [...]

    16. I'll be clear from the outset: I knew nothing of this author or his books before picking this one up at the library on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised. What Rehder brings is a light read, but a page turner nonetheless with likeable (if at times flamboyant) characters. It's a mystery (apparently the 4th in a series with the same characters) that somehow keeps the reader interested and entertained without extreme gore, overt sexual content, or cheesy hooks. Nothing fancy or academic here, just [...]

    17. Good story, horrible editingI really enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was good and it had enough twists and turns to keep you interested. My biggest problem with this book is that it would switch from character to character with no warning, a break in the paragraph or something to indicate the change would make the book a lot less confusing to read. Overall I recommend this book as the story is worth it.

    18. This is the third of his books I've read. I would say that his writing style and ability to sprinkle in humor is even better in this book than in his previous ones - it approaches Carl Hiaasen. There are just laugh out loud moments all over the place. The only thing preventing it being 5 stars is that the characters and the totality of the plot don't quite rise to the level of ridiculousness in his first two books. It's a great read though.

    19. This was the first of Rehder's Texas Good-Old-Boy mysteries for me. His characters ring true to contemporary life in his part of the world while displaying all their great quirks and foibles. The mystery was well embedded and held my interest. I now have BONE DRY in my TBR pile, and am looking forward to digging into it.

    20. I thoroughly enjoy the Blanco County Mystery books and this one continues the tradition. The characters are well-developed (and are real "characters").At first the story lines seem not to connect but you know they will all make sense eventually.

    21. The Blanco County series is a riot! I love the author's style of having six or seven subplots going at once and switching back and forth every few pagesl of these subplots come together in the last few pagesevery question is answered and all plot lines are brought to logical conclusions.

    22. The best in the series yet. I love how all of the loose ends tied together in the last few pages. Tickled my funny bone quite often, too.

    23. It is always fun to visit Blanco County, Texas and spend time with game warden, John Martin. Recommended.

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