Gun Shy by Ben Rehder
A Blanco County, Texas, Novel

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Welcome to Ben Rehder's Blanco County, Texas, where the right to bear arms is about to go very, very wrong…in Gun Shy

The National Weapons Alliance rally in support of every American's right to bear arms is meant to garner huge publicity.  And the host of the event is none other than the NWA's newest spokesman, handsome country superstar Mitch Campbell.

What nobody suspects is that the Stetson-wearing, gun-toting, bull-riding Campbell is a fraud. He's really Norman Kleinschmidt, a pill-popping, snowboarding, former rock-and-roller from Vermont.  To Campbell's dismay, someone from his past is about to make that secret a big, big problem.

Meanwhile, when an illegal immigrant is killed in a questionable hunting accident just days before the rally, local game warden John Marlin starts to poke around.  It's not long before an astonishing series of events threatens to bring down the very carefully marketed Mitch Campbell, and maybe the NWA along with him.  

 

About Ben Rehder

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BEN REHDER’s Blanco County mysteries Buck Fever, Bone Dry, Flat Crazy, and Guilt Trip have been nominated for the Edgar, Lefty, and Barry Awards. He lives near Austin, Texas, where he was born and raised. Visit his Web site at www.benrehder.com.
 
Published May 15, 2007 by Minotaur Books. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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John Marlin finds himself smack in the middle of the nation’s gun debate, uncomfortably able to see both sides.

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Reviewing the Evidence

It looks at the criminals who use guns, those traumatized by guns as well as those who use guns for hunting and protection.

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Ben Rehder’s Gun Shy is a fun romp for the Ritalin-choking child in all of us, dancing around the topic of guns and gun control.

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The result is a funny, occasionally coarse read, that works on every level and does so without the author drawing attention to himself.

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On the eve of a huge Independence Day NWA rally at his Hill Country ranch, Mitch shoots a Mexican day laborer in a drug-induced fit of paranoia and enlists NWA exec Dale Stubbs to help him cover up the crime by staging a phony hunting accident.

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