Capitol Offense

When Death Row inmate Norman Howell drops a tidbit about how he and his father once helped the current Texas Governor get rid of competing Vietnamese fisherman with the use of high powered explosives, Bill Travis has to decide whether to kick and awaken this particular sleeping dog, or whether to let it go But then the Governor s men come calling for him, and all hell bWhen Death Row inmate Norman Howell drops a tidbit about how he and his father once helped the current Texas Governor get rid of competing Vietnamese fisherman with the use of high powered explosives, Bill Travis has to decide whether to kick and awaken this particular sleeping dog, or whether to let it go But then the Governor s men come calling for him, and all hell breaks loose.Capitol Offense is the second novel in the Bill Travis Mysteries.George Wier is the author of Duckweed Lone Star Noir Akashic Books, 2010 and The Last Call For information, visit the author s website at georgewier or the series website at billtravismysteries.
Capitol Offense When Death Row inmate Norman Howell drops a tidbit about how he and his father once helped the current Texas Governor get rid of competing Vietnamese fisherman with the use of high powered explosives

  • Title: Capitol Offense
  • Author: George Wier
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Capitol Offense”

    1. I read this based on my enjoyment of the first book in the series. This had some good moments and we learn a bit more about Bill Travis but only enough to make you have to read the next book in the series if you are still interested. I like the fact that there is some Texas history involved in this series. This particular book needed a better editor. The plot unfolded in a sputtering way that required a couple of chapters to explain it all after the story had finished. That made it feel more con [...]

    2. I enjoyed this book more than The Last Call. I was totally lost on who the good guys and the bad guys were. The storyline was interesting if a little far-fetched, sometimes too much detail as with the dreams and I just skimmed over a lot of it. There were so many characters and families involved and I had to look back a couple of times to get them straight. All in all a good read for a Sunday afternoon.

    3. "Sparkling, like the lights in the desert"This is a top quality mystery. There are authors who write a good story; then there are people like George Wier, who come up with a great plot line and surround it with magical moments. The mysterious lights in the desert, the 'hairy' flight in the ancient bi-plane, and many, many more.There's no chance for the reader to lose interest; something extraordinary is happening at every turn of the page. Throughout all these flights of fancy the story keeps dr [...]

    4. I blew through Capital Offense like a fast car on I-10 between El Paso and Junction. (No speed limit and no one interested in pulling you over anyway) You should probably read the first book, Last Call, before taking on Capital Offense just so you know who everyone is and what their roles are in relation to each other. This book had more of Bill Travis working alone than in a group and we saw more of Texas in a different light than the first book. I do love a Texas author who not only knows our [...]

    5. An Action Packed Ride Like No OtherThis is my third George Wier book and there's surely going to be many more finding their way onto my Kindle. Why? Because the guy makes pages have to be turned and when I'm looking for something that has it all, George delivers every time. Capital Offense was a wild ride, it was hilarious, it was enlightening and it had wondering what was going to happen next. Someone needs to make this one into a movie because I can definitely see it making that leap. Do yours [...]

    6. Started this one last night and finished it before noon today --- loved the characters and the flow of the story, and the action scenes that worked as well as watching it in a movie. There were a few scenes that seemed to drag it down some (characterizations that just weren't necessary to the rest of the story), but I refused to give up. Already looking for more in this series. This is #2. Now I want #1 and everything else that comes after it!

    7. Summer readingBook 2 for Bill Travis - I thought it was better than book 1. Easy summer reading with good characters and a good story.

    8. Great readLove the Bill Travis Series! George Wier writes a good mystery and keeps you laughing and wondering if he will survive.

    9. Bill Travis, just an ordinary accountant, visits Norman Howell, a young man on death row, to settle a trust account before his execution. Just another day in the life for Bill. That is, until Norman drops a bombshell. Norman tells Bill something which implicates the governor. Could it be true? The events definitely happened. Bill remembers them well. But was the governor involved? The beginning of this novel was explosive. I was on the edge of my seat praying for Norman and hoping that some good [...]

    10. Oh my, this entire series of Bill Travis heads the 'cannot put it down' category. Not sure what it is exactly but you just become such a fan of the main character. For all his superhuman luck and crazy full speed ahead despite the risk, he also is very human and therefore endearing. The other characters are also delightful. What a range of 'characters' they are also. Absolutely a be sure to read one.

    11. Hanging by a threadAmazing action in this book!. The plot twists and turns will keep you engrossed all the way through. Nothing is quite what it seems as you follow the main character through the mental workout required to protect his own life for the sake of his newly acquired family.

    12. Action, Misinformation, and SubterfugeBill Travis doesn't need to go looking for trouble because it always comes looking for him. Sometimes the good guys aren't all that good after all. Texas is a big state, east to west, and Bill Travis covers it during the course of action here.

    13. Bill gets assigned to head to the prison to get papers signed by a certain prisoner. Little does Bill realize that this simple act will involve him in a conspiracy against the governor. Who is telling the truth and how did he get to be the suspect?

    14. Capitol offenseSo many characters I was some confused at times. I liked the storyline. Are the Marfa lights real? And what happened there, that confused me also. Does the kindle edit out some of the book?

    15. Fast readAs a native Texan I identified with all the areas mentioned throughout the book. I didn't realize that the whole book was about a set-up until I was 80% or so through the book. Easy read in one sitting.

    16. Hard to folloW and harder to finish Really liked the first book in this series but this one was tough to finish. Ended up skipping around 30 pages and wasn't lost when I started again. Author is talented but this was just not his best effort.

    17. I found one critical action sequence (the blimp) difficult to follow. It may be that I was distracted or might be the result of an implausible plot element. I have one more book by George Wier to read . . d will hope for better.

    18. Lots of action! Wier also does a good job of capturing the feel of Texas culture and dialect. My favorite scene was out as the Marfa lights.

    19. hard to followI had a hard time following the plot. I think there was a little too much information assumed to make the book credible.

    20. The book was entertaining, but some characters and plot points were a bit implausible to me. An okay, but not great, book.

    21. Capital Offence by George WierVery good read. Storyline stayed interesting through out the whole book. Would recommend this book to everyone who likes mystery.

    22. Non-stop actionGood read. Fast moving with plenty of action and some surprising twists. Also has humor, family, friends and love interests intertwined.

    23. I just couldn't get into it. Not sure why but, found it boring. I always finish a book I start (at least 99.5% of the time) so I finished this one.

    24. Convoluted!Crazy plot. Keeps a person caught up in the story. Good,solid characters. Sometimes to slow moving,but still interesting. I liked it.

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