Duckweed: A Short Story by George Wier
“Carlos McDaniel was skimming duckweed when the two men came and shot him full of holes…”
Thus begins the cold headlong plunge into the darker side of an otherwise sunny and sizzling Texas backdrop in “Duckweed”, the short noir/crime fiction of up-and-coming Austin, Texas author George Wier (The Last Call and Capitol Offense of the Bill Travis Mystery series). Ensues the headlong plunge of ex-con Charles Lyman into the unanswered question of who came gunning for Carlos, and why. Add in a Sheriff’s deputy trying to do his duty despite local politics, and mix in two Brooklyn hoodlums and girl who can’t keep her hands to herself, and you’ve got a recipe for trouble brewing.