Bernie's Bar & Girll
by Marc J. Rochkind
This hilarious novel follows an oil company geologist whose attempt to do a good deed fails spectacularly. He winds up in desolate northeast New Mexico, while his nemesis reaps the rewards. Just when he starts to appreciate his new surroundings, and especially a woman he meets, he's forced to leave. He tries once again to control events, this time with a luckier, and much funnier, result.