By Joe R. Lansdale
The foundation for the hot television sequence Hap and Leonard
A rip-roaring, high-octane, Texas-sized mystery, that includes acquaintances, one vixen, a group of washed-up radicals, a great deal of cash, and bloody mayhem.
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are top acquaintances, but they could not be extra various. Hap is an east Texas white-boy with a weak point for Texas girls. Leonard is a homosexual, black Vietnam vet. jointly, they steer up extra commotion than a fireplace hurricane. yet that is simply the way in which they prefer it. So whilst an ex-flame of Hap's returns promising a big ranking. Hap we could Leonard in at the rip-off, and that is whilst issues get attention-grabbing. Chockfull of motion and laughs, Savage Season is the masterpiece of darkish suspense that brought Hap and Leonard to the mystery scene. It hasn't been an analogous since.
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