Hog Wild by Jonathan Woods – Ray Puzo, ex-Special Forces sniper, is hired to rid the vast Cross cattle ranch in South Texas of its feral hog problem. Unbeknownst to Ray when he takes the job, because of radiation, and other pollution, the hogs have become super-brainy. Face with extinction, the hogs organize and fight back. Humans and feral hogs face off in an epic battle between good and evil-but who is good and who is evil is an one question.
Besides leading the charge against the hog uprising, Ray must navigate the Byzantine politics of the ranch’s eccentric aristocracy and peasantry, including:
- Mrs. AManda Cross, reptilian ranch matriarchs;
- Ned cross, her queer son;
- Loretta Cross, her crackpot nympho daughter;
- Old man Cross, paralyzed by a bullet through his spine;
- And a supporting cast of cowpokes, vaqueros, schemers, ne’er-do-wells and slime balls.
Part pulp noir, part dystopian gothic western, part satiric magic realism antiwar sex farce, Hog Wild is the illegitimate offspring of a menage a trios among Orwells Animal House and High Plains Drifter fame.
About Author: Jonathan Woods is an aware-winning author of absurdist pulp noir. He holds degrees from McGill University, New England School of Law and New York University School of Law and worked for many years for a multinational high-tech company. He is the author of two previous novel, A Death in Mexico and Kiss the Devil Good Night and two collections of stories, Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem ( featured at the Texas Book Festival and awarded a 2011 Spring tingler Award for Best Crime Short tory collection)