From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Multiple-award-winning author Rick Riordan brings back smart-mouthed Texas P. I. Tres Navarre for his most dangerous case yet.
If you think the academic world is deadly dull, youre half right.... When a controversial English professor is found shot to death, Tres Navarre P. I. and Ph.
D. is the only local academic crazy enough to accept the emergency opening at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Police assure him they already have a suspect, so while they wrap up the open-and-shut case, all Tres has to do is teach three classes, grade on a curve ... and walk in a dead mans shoes. It should be an easy assignment but one thing Tres doesnt do is easy.
When the evidence in the case starts looking a little too perfect, when the killing doesnt stop, Tres takes on some extracurricular research into the heart of an assassin and lands in a high-stakes game of gangster honor on the darkest streets of San Antonios West Side....