Dec 16, 2011
Format: Paperback , 252pp
1973: Watergate and the sexual revolution– follow detective Harry Booth through the streets of downtown D. C., where sex is for sale on every corner & corruption starts at the top-- "To tell you the truth, Doris scared me. She kept looking at me like I was a piece of cake and she was reaching for a fork..."
Tempest, an ironic tale of a transvestite and a private detective during the Watergate era in Washington, D.C. "A delicious romp through a sex-soaked world!"
Well of course let's start with the transvestite - Tempest Hotthighs. Yes, you read that correctly. A more unattractive transvestite has yet to be seen. Poor Harry, at the ripe age of 40 has just gotten his PI badge after years of excelling in hotel security - ie; keeping the hookers out of the lobby of a swank 4 star. He gets a call for his very first job and who shows up but an incredibly ugly "girl" who carries a 10:00 shadow on her face (we have gone past 5:00).
But Harry needs money so what other choice does he have? Tempest wants a pre-Columbian artifact 'retrieved' as it's gone missing. Harry's not sure she actually is the rightful owner to start with, but money's money.
What follows is snappy dialogue, government intrigue, a wild horseback ride and a lot of hookers floating through the pages. After all, Harry knows them all from years of kicking them out of hotels and they have plenty of intel of everyone around.
The only comment I will make is that there seems to be an excessive amount of exclamation points in this book (I'm guilty of that myself) and after a while everyone appears to be yelling continuous sentences at each other. But.. they're yelling snappy dialogue so it's not that bad. :)