Knopf edition cover
|Author||Joe R. Lansdale|
|Cover artist||Jackie Alpers|
|Series||Hap and Leonard|
|Publisher||Knopf, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Trade paperback)|
|Preceded by||Captains Outrageous (2001)|
|Followed by||Devil Red (2011)|
Vanilla Ride is a crime fiction novel written by American author Joe R. Lansdale. It is the eighth book in the Hap and Leonard series. Published in 2009, it is the first in the book in the series since Captains Outrageous in 2001.
When an old friend asks Leonard Pine to rescue his daughter from a drug dealer, Leonard accepts and of course brings his sidekick and best friend Hap Collins along for backup. With much violence and gunplay they rescue the daughter and end up taking down the drug dealer in the process. The problem is the dealer is a low level member of the Texas crime syndicate The Dixie Mafia. The Dixie Mafia figures some payback is in order and enlist the deadly assassin Vanilla Ride to carry out the hit.
- John Weisman. "BOOKS: 'Vanilla Ride'". Washington Times. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- "Book Review: Vanilla Ride by Joe R. Lansdale". Blog Critics. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- "Vanilla Ride: A Hap and Leonard Novel". Book Reporter. Retrieved October 17, 2012.