This signed first edition hardcover is in like new condition with a dust jacket that is in like new condition.
"Martin Fender, the sleuthing bass player seen in Rock Critic Murders , is back in a sequel that reads well but doesn't match the tension of Sublett's first. Upon returning to Austin, Tex., after a grueling road trip with his band, Fender downs a drugged drink at a late-night party. Next morning, with little memory of the night before, he finds himself suspected of attempted murder; the woman he picked up at the party, Retha Thomas, a detective, has been bludgeoned to near-death with Fender's guitar. Fender suspects a couple of Austin lowlifes she had mentioned--music personalities whom Fender knows. When he questions them, they first stonewall but then hire him to make a blackmail payoff, leading Fender to a Mexican gangster who has some secrets he'll protect at any cost."--Publishers Weekly.