Author(s): James Robert Baker
A tour de force, part noirish suspense novel and part grim satire of compulsive gay male sexuality,as despondent as a Jim Thompson yarn in which the narrator is killed on the last page. It is as compelling as good Thompson too."-Booklist
Dean Seagrave was having an extraordinary day. All his belongings just went up in smoke, and he's tooling around Los Angeles in a rental car with a handheld tape recorder. The police are on his trail for assaulting an old woman outside a grocery store, or so he was just told by the man in a wheelchair he attacked at Venice Beach. "He's an emotional serial killer," he says, explaining his frenzied quest for Pablo Ortega, his lover, who disappeared one night going out for cigarettes. But what bothers Dean more is Pablo's connection to a cult, all the disappearing animals, and the story about torture in Chile. Problem is, Dean might be crazy. Or everyone might be lying. But now Dean has a machete (because the chainsaw made too much noise), and he just found Pablo. James Robert Baker is the author of four other novels: Tim & Pete, Boy Wonder, Fuel Injected Dreams, and Right Wing (published on the Internet).
A satirical, hysterical, horicic rocked fueled trek around LA in pursuit of the most unlucky ex-lover in history. Or maybe hes a psychotic. Or maybe the narrator is. Either way, someone is going to die.
James Robert Baker is the author of five other novels: Tim & Pete, Boy Wonder, Fuel Injected Dreams, Adrenaline and Right Wing (published on the Internet). Baker was a filmmaker, whose film Mouse Klub Konfidential, about a Mouseketeer turned gay-bondage filmmaker, is credited with driving Michael Medved away from filmmaking. On November 5, 1997, Baker committed suicide.
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