Michael Hemmingson Wild Turkey

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Wild Turkey

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Phil Lansdale has problems. He's out of a job, his son's a pyromaniac, and his wife is running out of excuses as to why she comes home six hours late from work every night.

In his newly appointed house-husband position, Phil learns that when you have a lot of time on your hands, you begin to notice your neighbors, their intricate nuances, and the discord created by someone who doesn't follow the normal routine-like the long and sexy neighbor across the street, Cassandra Payne.
Phil and his new found friend, Bryan, an ex-detective who lives next door, have been keeping tabs on Cassandra. But when Cassandra's husband is gunned down, Phil and Bryan realize that the beautiful Cassandra might be hiding more beneath that eensy-weensy miniskirt than meets the eye, and Phil finds himself drawn into the dark and mysterious world of Cassandra Payne.

With a bottle of bourbon and a full tank of gas, Phil sets out to find the gunman and discovers the truth in a world where some men are men, some are wild, and some are only turkeys.

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Michael Hemmingson has published four erotica novels, this is his first contemporary noir. He's the Editor-in-Chief at the San Diego Downtown News and he lives in San Diego.

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In an attempt to carve a contemporary California noir, this author of four "erotic novels" and editor of the San Diego Downtown News, winds up hacking out a treatment for a bad late-night cable movie teeming with skin-deep alcoholic characters and inane dialogue. Philip Lansdale had been living the American dream, but then he woke up. A disbarred San Diego attorney and father of an infant girl and a five-year-old boy who is a budding pyromaniac, he sits around drinking with his neighbors and ogling the beautiful British woman, Cassandra Payne, who lives across the street. Philip begins paying more attention to her than to his own wife, Tina, especially after Cassandra's husband is murdered. While Tina takes to barhopping with her girlfriends, Philip gradually drinks his way up to peeping through Cassandra's windows, drawn by the sultry jazz she plays. It doesn't take her long to "seduce" him at knifepoint, ? la Blue Velvet, and when their kinky affair heats up, Philip's son sets his house on fire. Meanwhile, a murder in Cassandra's past brings a hit man and the police to her doorstep, and more mayhem ensues. The story finally lurches to Las Vegas, where Cassandra reveals the secrets of her sordid past, then burns out in a ridiculous sendup of Pulp Fiction and Deliverance. At one point Philip says, "I wanted to cry but I couldn't. It was like I had no eyes." Readers will wish likewise. (June) Forecast: No trimmings on this bird, and few buyers.
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