"Quite a joy ride"
In Southern California, Ephrem Poteet, inside a bear
costume, performs a dance routine while also pickpocketing
his audience. However, someone must have hated his act
because the gypsy performer is murdered. The police and
the Muchwaya Nation of Gypsies believe that the victim's
ife Yana killed him after the ugly incident in San
Francisco, but she seems to have vanished.
In San Francisco, the Dan Kearney Associates (DKA) are
very busy in a street war with the owners of cars that need
repossessing. In spite of the workload, the employer of
this sleaze group, Dan Kearney agrees to help the Muchwaya
Nation locate Yana. Treating her like a classic car, DKA
goes after her, but she proves much more slippery than 32
CADILLACS ever did.
The latest DKA tale is an amusing romp that will delight
fans of the comic caper sub-genre. The story line is all
over the place, but Joe Gores has it under maniacal
control so that the audience has quite a joy ride
accompanying the DKA operatives. If you are going to San
Francisco, no one provides a wilder tour than Joe Gores,
who is at his most amusing and delightfully weird best with
ONS, SCAMS, & GRIFTS. Just watch your wallet and make
that car payment first.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 20, 2001