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The Devil Went Down to Austin

(2001)
(The fourth book in the Tres Navarre series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Shamus Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Tres Navarre, private eye and sometimes English professor, is hoping for a laid-back working vacation when he accepts a teaching gig at the University of Texas at Austin, even if it means shacking up for six weeks with his big brother Garrett, who calls Austin home.

Garrett Navarre - computer programmer extraordinaire, Jimmy Buffett fanatic, and all-around eccentric - is hoping to retire a multimillionaire thanks to a high-tech start-up company he and two buddies have launched. Garrett has bet everything from his career to the Navarre family ranch that the company will stay alive long enough to make a public stock offering, allowing him to ride the Austin high-tech boom right into the saddle of luxury.

Both Tres's and Garrett's hopes are shattered with a single gunshot. Garrett's oldest friend and business partner ends up murdered at his lakefront home - and Garrett is the only suspect.

As Tres delves into Garrett's bizarre world to find the truth behind the murder, he comes face-to-face with the damaged relationships, violent lives, and billion-dollar schemes of a brave new high-tech world.

Among the players: a corporate takeover artist with a trail of broken enemies in his wake and an overzealous desire to make Garrett's company his own; the victim's wife, a hard-edged beauty haunted by three generations of family failure; and the head of an oil-rich clan with more power than morals and enough skeletons in the closet to man a ghost ship. Connecting them all - the beautiful waters of Lake Travis and an unspeakable evil that lies within its depths.

Genre: Mystery
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Used availability for Rick Riordan's The Devil Went Down to Austin

Hardback Editions

May 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Devil Went Down to Austin
Author(s): Rick Riordan
ISBN: 0-553-11097-7 / 978-0-553-11097-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

June 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Devil Went Down to Austin (Tres Navarre)
Author(s): Rick Riordan
ISBN: 0-553-57994-0 / 978-0-553-57994-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Devil Went Down to Austin: A Tres Navarre Mystery, Book 4
Author(s): Rick Riordan
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2002 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Devil Went Down To Austin, A Tres Navarre Mystery
Author(s): Rick Riordan
ISBN: 1-4407-6371-2 / 978-1-4407-6371-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil Went Down to Austin (Tres Navarre)
Author(s): Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
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December 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil Went Down To Austin
Author(s): Rick Riordan
Publisher: Sphere
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