Wildcat Play

Wildcat Play

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Hipster movie critic Ann Whitehead pushed a Hollywood murder case to a bloody climax and almost died herself. Changed forevera€”less stupid and more funa€”she has moved on to a place she knows well: the San Joaquin Valley, where her grandfathera€™s closest friend, Joe Balch, owns the oil company that keeps one town alive. Balch gets Ann a job with the Oklahoma contractor drilling his wildcat well. Ita€™s hard work, but Ann loves both it and her crusty old boss, Emmet. Then a guy on her crew is killed by a falling hammer. Sheriffs rule it an accident but Anna€™s LAPD squeeze, Detective Doug Lockwood, says ita€™s murder. Ann cana€™t resist the challenge of chasing a killera€”and then the killer starts chasing her . . . From a writer whose first novel was praised as a€œhighly literate, exceptionally action-packed and occasionally harrowinga€ (Chicago Tribune), this is a wild ride full of bad behavior and laughs, oil-field characters, and small-town atmosphere, starring a heroine who never does anything halfway.Where are Celeste and Jean and Luz? Do they know ... Hea#39;d taken off his jean jacket and had his fists jammed in the pockets of his overalls. ... He said, looking at the rig, a€œNot no more a€” but was a time we had a manual close on them BOPs.

Title:Wildcat Play
Author: Helen Knode
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2012-04-24

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