Dove Season

Dove Season

A Jimmy Veeder Fiasco

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Jack Veeder is dying. Soon. And that impending event brings his son Jimmy back to the Imperial Valley of southern California just north of the Calexico/Mexicali border. Jimmy hopes he can spend what time his father has left laughing and reminiscing. But Jack's got one dying request. He needs Jimmy to find a Mexican prostitute named Yolanda. Enlisting the help of his boyhood friend Bobby Maves, the pair stumbles through the violent, the exploited, and the corrupted of Mexicali. It doesn't take long before they're in over their heads. And as Jimmy tries to survive the dangers of the Mexicali underworld, he unwittingly uncovers truths about his father he never imagined, forcing Jimmy to come to terms with the man he thought he knew, and to decide just what sort of man he wants to become.
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nevada : Amazon Encore, [2010]
ISBN: 9781935597643
1935597647
Characteristics: 380 pages ; 21 cm

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nidus
Jan 19, 2019

This is one heck of a book. Johnny Shaw is a master storyteller. I will certainly read whatever else he has or will write.

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Blue_18
Dec 28, 2017

Jimmy Veeder is a loose cannon in the worst way. Thinks of himself as a sensitive yet tough guy but more dangerous to his friends and family than the rest of the world. He's the guy you send into the store to get cigarettes then drive off as soon as he goes inside. You just hope you never see him again.

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srkmeyer
Mar 23, 2017

The Library Journal & Booklist reviews above tell most of the story.
What they don't cover is the nice interplay between father & son.
Some humor, some touching moments & some thriller.

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