Like most of the rest of Texas, Blacklin County is being overrun
with feral hogs that destroy farmland and crops. Thereís hardly any
defense against these pests, but they havenít been the cause of murder.
Until now. A mother and son have opened an animal shelter in the county
and they welcome even feral hogs. Someoneís threatened them by
slaughtering one of their animals and leaving it on their doorstep.
Then Sheriff Dan Rhodes and Deputy Ruth Grady stumble across a dead man
while searching the woods for a convenience store robber.
investigation into the manís death is complicated by angry hog hunters, a
crusading talk-show host, a bounty hunter named Hoss, conflicts with
the county commissioners, and the reappearance of Rapper and Nellie, the
inept two-man motorcycle gang thatís caused Rhodes considerable trouble
in the past. By the time heís sorted through all the clues, Rhodes
discovers that quite a few people arenít who they seemed to be,
including those heís known for a long time. And some of them are
Award-winning author Bill Crider has written an endearing and consistently entertaining series, and The Wild Hog Murders offers a fresh new chance to get in on the fun.
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