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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Rick Riordan triple crown winner of the Edgar Anthony and Shamus Awards brings his fast talking hard living Texas hip PI Tres Navarre to the heart of the Lone Star State Austin to unravel a case so dark twisted and deadly it can only involve family Tres Navarre the PI with a PhD in literature heads to Austin for a laid back s Book 4 in the Tres Navarre mystery series starts when Tres learns that his brother Garrett has mortgaged the family ranch to fund a start up software security company and has missed the last four payments When Tres goes to Austin to confront his brother he finds a financial and with friends like this who needs enemies mess Things get worse when Garrett s business partner and perennial fuck up Jim is found dead Add a ruthless business man and a wealthy family intent on keeping family secrets buried and Tres has his work cut out for him in unraveling the disaster As an added complication Garrett s attorney is Tres s former love interest Maia who has flown in from San Francisco I like Tres as a character He s a PhD English professor specializing in Middle English lit a tai chi master and a private investigator He s intense has a sarcastic sense of humor treats women well does not suffer fools gladly and loves his cat Robert Johnson who usually eats enchiladas The books are full of Texas culture and locations that are familiar to natives The plots are intricate with lots of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing This time around I didn t ID the culprit until just a step ahead of the reveal Literally a footstep is heard in that key scene and THAT s when I realized who the culprit isThere are a couple of things that don t uite make sense to me but I can t say or I d give away the plot I wish Riordan would go back to writing mysteries aimed at adults He wrote this series before he started the Percy Jackson series which really catapulted him to author famedom I certainly understand why he continues to focus on that immensely popular and lucrative franchise but I dread the day when I run out of Tres Navarre books only 3 left in the series for me

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The Devil Went Down to Austin

E murder he comes face to face with the damaged relationships violent lives and billion dollar schemes of a high tech world gone haywire Connecting them all is beautiful Lake Travis and the shocking secret that lies within its depths Now as Tres struggles with his own troubled family past and to clear his brother’ s name he finds himself stalked by a cold blooded killer one who could spell the death of both Navarre Actually I just fininshed it moments ago I am such a fan of his Percy Jackson books I couldn t resist his mysteries Much to like about this one and liked his first Texas mystery even

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Ummer teaching gig But he’s in store for a whole lot His big brother Garrett computer whiz Jimmy Buffett fanatic and all around eccentric is hoping to retire a multimillionaire by the fall He’s bet his career and the Navarre family ranch to do it Then Garrett’s oldest friend and business partner is murdered and Garrett is the only suspect As Tres delves into Garrett’s bizarre world to find the truth behind th Compared to the book prior to this one The Devil Went Down to Austin feels like a disappointment and a step back Some great ensemble work was thrown out the window and Maia Lee returned for the sole purpose it seemed of being Tres s girlfriend However I did like that Riordan started playing around with a different style of storytelling After every couple of chapters there would be an email written by the killer that really ramped up the suspense and added a sense of urgency and a creep factor to what was going on Although I did solve the first half of the mystery with ease there were a couple of surprises that I couldn t figure out For a complete review check out my blog Rachael Reads


10 thoughts on “The Devil Went Down to Austin

  1. says:

    Book # 4 in the Tres Navarre mystery series starts when Tres learns that his brother Garrett has mortgaged the family ran

  2. says:

    I just love this series Great characters snappy dialogue and cool crime

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  4. says:

    I couldn't put this book down This is my favorite Tres Navarre book so far I really liked how the character Maia made a show again I also liked how the book went into Tres' brother Garrett's past Tres is definitely growing as a character

  5. says:

    Compared to the book prior to this one The Devil Went Down to Austin feels like a disappointment and a step back Some great ensemble work was thrown out the window and Maia Lee returned for the sole purpose it seemed of being Tres's girlfriend However I did like that Riordan started playing around with a different style of

  6. says:

    If you can believe it Tres is finally starting to iron out the wrinkles in his life Naturally as soon as that happens his brother's life goes to hell This is a very interesting story that touches a lot of psychol

  7. says:

    I love his young adult books Percy Jackson series Kane Chronicles Heroes of Olympus so I thought his adult fiction would be worth checking out Somehow his writing just doesn't translate Never felt that interested in the characters or the story

  8. says:

    This time author tried to give clues a little bit differently and it actually worked There were some inconsistencies about technology For example about not being able to make screenshots you can take picture of computer screen with regular camera D

  9. says:

    Actually I just fininshed it moments ago I am such a fan of his Percy Jackson books I couldn't resist his mysteries Much to like about this one and liked his first Texas mystery even

  10. says:

    I listened to this audiobook This is the 4th installment of the Tres Navarre series Riordan is most famous for his young adult fantasy fiction but this is an adult mystery series Jackson Navarre III aka Tres is a uniue character He is a tai chi master with a PhD in medieval studies The son of sheriff out of San Antonio Texas Tres is all Texan He is a private investigator between academic gigs He gets in his fair share of trouble