Wildcat Play

A Mystery

By Helen Knode
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Hardcover, 9780151004294, 320pp.)

Publication Date: April 24, 2012

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A nomad writer finds herself roughnecking it on a wildcat drilling operation in a meth-ridden former boom town in San Joaquin Valley. When a coworker turns up dead, she suspects foul play and sets out to solve a murder mystery - but will she be the next victim?

About the Author
Helen Knode put her experiences as a staff writer and film critic for the "L.A. Weekly" into her first novel, The Ticket Out. She was born in Calgary, Alberta, heart of the Canadian oil business, and Knodes have worked in oil since the nineteenth century, a history that inspired Wildcat Play. She lives in Austin, Texas.
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