Lou is one of a kind: Born n’ raised in Oklahoma City, went to Bishop McGuinness High School, then got a journalism degree at Loyola in New Orleans, where he was editor of the Maroon — hey, wait, that’s MY life!
Well, Lou did it all first.
You don’t need me to vouch for him. Check out what Publisher’s Weekly says about Whiplash River in its starred review:
“Berney takes his rightful place as heir to Elmore Leonard with this witty and nimble comedic thriller. …The exotic locales are vibrant, the supporting cast larger than life, and the plot hums along without a wasted page.”
Okay, now you want one. I bought three copies to give away to loyal readers of hankstuever.com. All you have to do — and PAY ATTENTION — is send me an e-mail at hank [at] hankstuever [dot] com. First come, first served! ALL GONE! Thanks, everybody. Books will go out by mail ASAP to Amy, Donna and Jeffrey.
Lou Berney photo: J.D. Merryweather