Hank Small-Movie rental store owner. Gets pulled into a situation he never wanted. Likes to read Andrew Vachss. He loves his old ugly truck where he keeps a shotgun, a .38, and a baseball bat.
Beverly-His red-headed wife of 20 years. She doesnít like Bill.
Sammy-His 9 year old son.
Bill aka Jack Frame-His nephew who is always in trouble. Owes Hank a lot of money from schemes through the years.
Rick-Hank brother and Billís dad who was killed in a car wreck.
Arnold-Hankís older half brother, loves to catfish, keeps old chicken necks for bait but throws them away for fear they might grow together and come after him.
Mrs. Maude page-Murdered heiress.
Sharon-Girl that Bill met in library who got him into the mess.
Bob, Dave, Carrie-Other members of the Disaster Club. Bunch of rich bored kids. Doing crazy stunts like dodging cars and playing games on railroad tracks.
Dr. Benjamin J. Parker-Club thought they were going to kidnap his wife but tables get turned.
Oscar Caine aka Fat Boy-Former lawyer.
Tommy Ray Mault aka Cobra Man or Snake-Fat Boyís cousin who has a really awful stink about him.
Jake-The Docís connection to Fat Boy.
Barbara aka Bambi-Docís girlfriend.
Carolyn-Hankís mother, lives in Tyler, two hours away.
Kinley-Old girl friend of Arnoldís.
Ms. Nichols-JoAnnís teacher.
Raymond Sanchez-Video store manager.
Mark Flendie-Out of business video store operator.
Old Man Crater-Arnoldís neighbor.
Price-Chief of Police. There was a Lt. Price in Cold in July.
Tim Mayday-His partner.
Events happen in late October in east Texas.
The deal goes down in Busby, Texas.
Imperial City, Texas is another location for happenings.
Convenience stores are called Stop & Robs.
Go to the Sleepy Time Tourist Court, a local rundown motel.
Arnold has a cabin on Lake Imperial.
Dog looks like it belongs on the end of a mop handle.
In bed she could make a pig speak French.
Make sure he has drank his last Coca-Cola.
Bill gets mixed up with a rough crowd that plans a kidnap and murder. They get killed instead and Bill gets the blame. His uncles Hank and Arnold have to figure out what is going on before they all get killed.
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