The Best Bad Dream

By Robert Ward
(Mysterious Press, Hardcover, 9780802126016, 280pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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F.B.I. Agents Jack Harper and Oscar Hidalgo are burned out from too many cases so they schedule a two week vacation. Jack plans to hang out with his son, followed by some fishing in Baja. Then Jack gets a phone call from his snitch and on-again-off-again girlfriend, the sexy and unpredictable car thief, Michelle Wu. Michelle's sister has been kidnapped. Terrified that she will be killed, Michelle begs Jack to come to Santa Fe at once.

Jack owes Michelle big time--she once saved his life. Michelle is pretty sure a biker named Lucky Avila had something to do with Jennifer’s disappearance. She also admits she did business with Lucky, who might be angry at her. Jack goes out to see Lucky, hoping for a simple end to the case. He should have known better. Anything in which Michelle Wu is involved is bound to be complex, dark, and wild. Soon Jack is up to his neck with bikers, Mexican gangs, and a giant pet wild Razorback hog named Ole Big, who may offer a major clue to finding the missing girl.

The Best Bad Dream is fast paced, tough, funny, hip, and filled with unexpected twists and turns.




About the Author
NEA and PEN West award winner ROBERT WARD has worked as a novelist, professor, screenwriter ("Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice"), producer, and actor. His books have also been adapted for the screen. Ward lives in Los Angeles.
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