John Vorhaus is releasing the third Radar Hoverlander novel, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! THE TEXAS TWIST is out now, and the latest installment in Radar’s adventures looks to be as hilarious and addictive as John’s first two novels in the series, The California Roll and The Albuquerque Turkey. From the flap:
WORLD-CLASS CON ARTIST RADAR HOVERLANDER IS BACK, WITH HIS CREW IN TOW, THIS TIME IN AUSTIN, TEXAS. THE SNUKE IS ON!
After pulling world-class cons in California and New Mexico, Radar Hoverlander and his crew, including girlfriend and master grift artist Allie Quinn and their hapless buddy Vic Mirplo, are back in action, this time in Austin, Texas. So many rich fools to bamboozle—but is Radar having a crisis of conscience? A smart, fast-paced, hilarious work—crime caper fiction at its best.
“Vorhaus keeps things moving briskly, and Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen fans should be pleased.”—Publishers Weekly
Enjoy this Take 5 with John on his new novel.
Q: What’s the premise of your new book?
A world-class con artist, Radar Hoverlander, together with his girlfriend and sidekick try to save a clueless beauty from a snake-oil villain, only to discover that she’s nowhere near the real target. That’s one premise. The other is: The second liar never has a chance.
Q: What would you like people to know about the story itself?
Although The Texas Twist is the third book in the Radar Hoverlander series, I invite you to join the story in progress. You won’t be at all lost. It’s a stand-alone tale, and if you enjoy it (and I think you will), you’ll have not one but two prequels to look forward to, The California Roll and The Albuquerque Turkey. It’ll be like traveling backward through time!
Q: What do your characters have to overcome in this story? What challenge do you set before them?
Well, Radar and Allie are pregnant and that’s a big paradigm shift for them. And Radar’s not sure he wants to be in the con game anymore, but also not sure he can get out. Meanwhile, the estimable Vic Mirplo sets his sights on authorial glory and literary mayhem ensues. Oh, but of course the main thing is can these three intrepid scamsters keep from getting hustled, even when they can see the hustle coming? [Read more…]