Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, One-Eyed Mack, is called in by Governor Buffalo Joe Hayman to investigate once again when a killer begins targeting the state's legislators of both parties for murder. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.
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Still another departure for multitalented Lehrer--news anchor, playwright, and chronicler of the One-Eyed Mack, Oklahoma's priceless lieutenant governor. This time Mack plays detective when four state representatives are killed: three while he's away overnight in Chicago, the fourth corpse rapidly cooling in his office on his return. Shrugging off the suggestion that somebody's trying to kill every Democrat in Oklahoma, Mack, his back pushed against the wall by cowardly, incompetent Gov. Buffalo Joe Hayman, concentrates on what the late legislators had in common: their 11th-hour support for Rep. Jess Deaton's public education initiative, ``Sooner Number One.'' Would Jess kill legislators he had patently just finished bribing? The answer won't become clear until Mack's waded through his wife, Jackie's, Chocolate Fork Award ceremony, paved the way for the Oklahoma Blue Arrow Bus Lines to try his son Tommy Walt's innovative fuel mixture--ethanol and recycled cooking grease, gone another round with Sandra Faye Parsons, whose all-points request for mummified Americans (Short List, 1992) has borne unexpected fruit, and lucked into a colossally inept FBI sting. Beguiling minor work from a satirist who usually cuts deeper. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From Publishers Weekly:
Lehrer's gabby, smartass characters, who are also possessed of depth and originality, will continue to delight those who've read the PBS newscaster's earlier One-eyed Mack mysteries. The pleasure of readers new to the series may be enhanced by surprise. Except for the passing mention of someone named MacNeil, Lehrer leaves off his TV hat to delve into the deep and dirty heart of politics in Oklahoma, where Mack is Lieutenant Governor. When four members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, all Democrats, die in suspiciously quick succession, Mack is soon on the case, his sleuthing only slightly distracted by his entrepreneurial wife Jackie's winning a coveted award and his enterprising stepson Tommy's scheme to power diesel vehicles with a combination of methanol and fast-food grease. The politicians are done in in different ways, but all die after an about-face on a sensitive issue--about which a secretive local millionaire would rather they hadn't changed their minds. Lehrer has infectious fun with his cast of fast-food junkies and conniving politicians, among whom such real folks as violinist Isaac Stern, mystery writer and poet Stephen Dobyns and Henry Kissinger's wife keep popping up. Author tour.
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