The Best Bad Dream by Robert Ward

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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 Robert Ward

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A native of Baltimore, Robert Ward has worked as a novelist, professor, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His first effort was the critically acclaimed novel Shedding Skin, which won the National Endowment for the Arts award for first novel of exceptional merit.
Published January 3, 2012 by Mysterious Press. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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In Ward's (Total Immunity, 2009, etc.) latest, Michelle is in Santa Fe visiting sister Jennifer, a nurse at Blue Wolf Lodge, a posh New Age health resort.

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Publishers Weekly

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In Ward’s disappointing sequel to 2009’s Total Immunity, Los Angeles FBI agent Jack Harper has just started a two-week vacation.

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Book Reporter

THE BEST BAD DREAM marks the return of FBI agents Jack Harper and Oscar Hidalgo.

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Dallas News

But it’s been good times for novel readers, because when Ward relocated to Los Angeles, he returned full time to novel-writing, his first love, and took up the art of making genre fiction in a serious way and creating one interesting crime novel after another.

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