Earlier this week, the horrible news that
Texas author George Wier had passed was posted to Facebook. I was stunned as I
had no idea that he was fighting cancer. George was a very talented author and
I am a big fan. He was also a cyber friend who occasionally reached out to me
as Sandi fought her own battle and far more often after she passed as he tried
to make sure I was sticking around and not having stupid thoughts. I suspect he
deliberately did not tell me he was fighting cancer these past months so as to
not upset me. I wish he had told me, but I get why he did not. The news has
been very hard to take. I still have a number of books of his to read in the
old eBook TBR pile and it is going to take quite some time before I can even
think about trying to do so.
On this final Friday in July 2021 when the
world seems mad on so many levels, I offer you my review from many years ago of
the first book in this series, THE LAST CALL. George made it a permanently
free read in eBook format several years ago, ignoring the naysayers who said not
to do that sort of thing, and it did very well for him. If you have not read him,
you really should.
Bill Travis first saw the beautiful woman while he was driving in heavy traffic on the loop near downtown Austin. The beautiful reddish blonde in the red roadster didn’t seem to mind that Bill Travis was staring at her. For a few minutes they played a cat and mouse game passing each other in the heavy morning traffic. After a smile his way and a couple of quick moves on her part in the stop and go traffic, she was gone down the interstate and out of his life. That left the nearly 40 year old Bill Travis with only one option---head to work as if nothing had happened at all.
That is until a short time later, as his first client of the day, she walks into his office.
may have flirted and then cut him off in traffic, but she has bigger issues
then being a sexy and rude flirt. She has crossed Archie Carpin, a North Texan
Liquor Baron and legendary figure with a violent family lineage dating back to
the 20’s in Texas. This is one family that you leave very well alone if you
have any brains at all. Julie was desperate and took two million dollars and
ran. Of course, Archie Carpin very much wants his money back.
Bill Travis, a
man that helps well off people with their money problems can’t help falling for
her in every way possible. Even if there
is far more to her story and he knows it from the very start. The beautiful woman wasn’t kidding when she
said her name was trouble. He just didn’t care. He should have as she was not
lying about that much at least.
On the run and
trying to stay alive on a trail that takes them from Austin to North Texas and
back again, Texas author George Wier crafts an intriguing tale full of twists
and turns. Populated with complex main and secondary characters, plenty of
clues, and plenty of action this recently released novel first in a planned
series is a good one. Even seasoned mystery readers will be surprised by some
of the twists the complex case takes while imparting some legendary Texas
The Last Call: A
Bill Travis Mystery
eBook (also available in print and audio formats
supplied by the author in exchange for my objective review.
Kevin R. Tipple
© 2011, 2021