Whiplash River

Former getaway driver Charles "Shake" Bouchon is living the good life in Belize. But when he runs afoul of local drug lord Baby Jesus, Lou Berney's comic novel takes a turn for the absurd. Now Shake is fleeing for his life, and the only person who can save him is an ex-girlfriend who bears him even more ill will than the assasins on his tail.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.