Nowhere Nice (Hardcover)

By Rick Gavin

Minotaur Books, 9780312583194, 282pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2013



The nastiest meth lord in three states is out for revenge on repo-man Nick Reid in the next riotously funny Delta noir novel from Rick Gavin

The last time Nick Reid and his pal Desmond tangled with that crazy meth-dealer Boudrot, Boudrot landed in jail and Nick and Desmond helped themselves to the several hundred grand in cash hidden in his trailer. Now Boudrot's made a jailbreak and escaped into the bayou. In pure spiteful nastiness, Boudrot is three cuts above your regular dime-a-dozen lowlife, and it's a sure bet he's out for revenge on everyone involved in last year's incident. Nick and Desmond immediately set out to warn the innocent relatively speaking, anyway of trouble to come, and proceed to round up the troops for a showdown. But that Boudrot is even meaner and crazier than they've bargained for, and Nick and Desmond will be lucky to make it through alive on this wild, wacky chase through the Mississippi Delta.

With "Nowhere Nice," Rick Gavin has done it again readers will laugh aloud and feel like they've been to Mississippi themselves as they cheer right alongside Nick and Desmond on their latest raucous adventure.

About the Author

RICK GAVIN is the alter-ego of writer T. R. Pearson. The author of several works of fiction and nonfiction, including the acclaimed novels A Short History of a Small Place, Polar, and Blue Ridge, he lives in Virginia. Nowhere Nice is his third Nick Reid novel, after Ranchero and Beluga.

Praise For Nowhere Nice

"Buckle up for a rowdy ride with Rick Gavin in Nowhere Nice, the latest in a riotous series set in the Mississippi Delta…Calling these characters colorful doesn’t begin to get at the rich regional nuances that Gavin mines at every pit stop from Arkansas to Alabama, or the appeal of a hero like Nick."—New York Times Book Review

"[A] hilariously Zen-like approach to redneck culture."—Kirkus Reviews

“Gavin provides plenty of low-down laughs.”—Publishers Weekly

“Exciting, violent, gritty, and often very funny, and the knowing portrait of a region largely unknown to most readers is almost revelatory.” —Booklist (starred) on Beluga

“Stellar…a captivating and frequently hilarious series.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on Beluga

“Gritty, earthy and often hilarious…The irresistible Ranchero has the humor of a tall tale told by Mark Twain.” —The Wall Street Journal on Ranchero

“Gavin turns out phrase after phrase of ear-pleasing insight into the Delta and those who live there, and dialogue that sounds just right…When Gavin waxes funny, he really is funny.” —The Associated Press on Ranchero