A Thrilling Novel of Greed, Anxiety, Betrayal, Fear, and More

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Author John Mayer delves into Johnny Devreau and Katherine McCabe‘s married life as it makes a complete turnaround after a messy scandal that threatens their relationship and the people around them

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What happens when a woman is allegedly raped and she does not tell her husband about it? When the woman and the alleged rapist, supposedly a good friend, were both drinking, is it rape? When the woman puts herself several times into the same position of being alone and drinking heavily, is it really rape? These serious questions and other relationship dilemmas that affected Johnny Devreau and Katherine McCabe’s married life will get its answers while a messy scandal and other dirty secrets continue to unravel and create more trouble as it continues to haunt them for the rest of their lives is in author John Mayer’s novel Trouble In Texas.

This novel follows on the life of Johnny Devreau, a journeyman writer of Western novels, owner of Ladder Ranch and once serves multiple tour of duty in Vietnam. He continues to be a part-time soldier with the job of an observer that takes him to various hot-spots around the world where war is breaking out. His world is all black and white, and he has no understanding that many situations must be studied closely to determine whether they are black or white or gray, a direct contradiction to his work as an observer. He has also a short-fuse temper and mouth that causes him to take many harsh actions including the break up of his marriage with Katherine McCabe.

Johnny and Katherine were married and everything goes well for two years. The fear of Johnny getting hurt or killed during one of his observer tours causes great pressure for Katherine, and she begins to drink heavily when he is gone. During a drinking bout, Hugh Anderson, a handsome polished man and a professor at Wilhelm University shows up and had sex with Katherine. He seduces women and this time, he wanted Katherine’s wealth. On the other hand, Katherine knows that it was only their drinking stupor that caused the affair. Then, it happens again and she believes it was rape. Everyone tried to cover up the mess to avoid a scandal to explode. Katherine got pregnant with Hugh and the dilemma got worsens for her.

Trouble in Texas brings readers deep into a compelling story of greed, anxiety, fear, betrayal, revenge and so much more as the novel portrays characters each of whom has ulterior motives good and bad. A masterfully crafted read, this literary piece lets readers to get seriously immerse with great curiosity about its storyline while the plot intensely develops and thickens.    

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Trouble in Texas * by     John Mayer
Publication Date: February 24, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 307 pages; 978-1-4691-5998-0
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