What’s an occasional swindler to do to abandon that career? What influences change the heart of such a person? Are their effects sudden or cumulative and bothersome, perhaps vague? Mixed Company provides one set of influences, sometimes humorous, gnawing at Dolph Cavanaugh’s dual identities of traveling con man and honestly successful investor in his small town Texas community. Ensnared in conventional trappings of decency, Dolph is driven to foil plans of other perverse swindlers that have come to town.
Characters in Mixed Company are more than the stick figures of seemingly formula fiction forgotten by the last page; they are credible composites of people we recognize every day.
Andy Horne, a former Texas federal and state prosecutor and defense attorney specialized in fraud schemes and banking crimes. He interrupted his prosecution career to serve as a U.S. Navy Swift Boat officer in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Later he served as an Assistant Attorney General for a Pacific island government. He now lives with his wife in Galveston, Texas.