OK, I’m going to do it: I’m going to release the Bat Garrett novels, starting with “The Nice Guy”.
Who is Bat Garrett? Bat Garrett is a young private investigator in Dallas who dreams of the big time, but all of his dreams are influenced more by TV detectives than reality. Then, one day, Bat is asked to take on a mission for a secret, domestic agency of the government. It seems like it’s everything he’s dreamed of, until it gets started. Then it becomes a morass of deceit, blind alleys, double-crosses and death. Bat begins to wonder if it’s worth going through with it all.
Bat is my homage to the detective and spy shows I grew up with. Rather than being suave and sophisticated, though, Bat’s inexperienced, naive, and pretty ignorant of his own weaknesses. Is he just luckily bumbling through it all, or is there a secret force driving? Is bat the straw that stirs, or just a patsy?
You’ll have to read the book to find out. Look for “The Nice Guy” on Amazon’s Kindle (May 10, 2010). Remember: you can read Kindle books on your iPad, iPhone, Blackberry or PC!