From the Inside Flap
AT IN HOUSTON
It is just what graduate student (and part-time chef) Neil Marshall doesn't need: to witness the near-fatal shooting of legendary Houston P.I. C. J. McDaniels. Especially since the gunmen think Neil can identify them.
Before long, Neil's quiet academic life is irreparably shattered as he's sucked into a tornado of violence that cuts across Houston *from a mansion in River Oaks to an all-too-silent suburban home, from a secret hospital room to the bed of a fascinating woman. In Houston's sultry summer heat a deep-rooted hatred is maturing, and a whisper of rage is building to a roar. . . .
"A WELCOME NEW VOICE IN THE MYSTERY FIELD."
About the Author
Tim Hemlin is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, having studied with poets Charles Simic and Mekeel McBride. He has published in poetry journals, anthologies, and magazines—most notably in Ellery Queen. He was nominated for the PWA’s prestigious Shamus award in 1998. Currently he has six novels out. For ten years he was a chef for a high-end catering company in Houston. In 1992 he switched careers and taught middle school ELA for 22 years. Two years ago he decided to put his master’s degree to work and is now a high school counselor. In addition, he is an avid marathoner, fly-fisherman, and outdoorsman. He lives just outside Houston, Texas with his wife Valerie, two dogs and a very cantankerous cat.