Las Vegas public relations expert Temple Barr has been
involved in several recent homicide investigations.
Helping her besides her feline bodyguard Louie is her lover
Max Kinsella (a magician and part-time counter terrorist
operative) and ex-priest Matthew Devine. Matt has also
been stalked and threatened by Kathleen O'Connor an IRA
agent, who wants his virginity in exchange for leaving him
and the females in his life alone. Max, who was once
Kathleen's lover, and Lt. Carman Molina of the Las Vegas
Police Department tell him to have sex with a high priced
call girl so that he wouldn't be of any value to his
He takes their advice and when he leaves the room, the
hooker was very much alive. When Molina sees her she is
dead and she knows Matt is the last person to see her
alive. Molina suffers a crisis of conscience because she
has to think of him as a suspect even though she doesn't
want her personal life to spill over into her professional
one. Meanwhile Max is busy infiltrating the Synth, a cabal
of magicians who might be responsible for the murder
attempts on him, Matt and Temple. Midnight Louie saves
Max's life from an old enemy with a long grudge.
Temple Barr, who is usually center stage in the Midnight
Louis novels, plays a secondary role in CAT IN A NEON
NIGHTMARE. The spotlight shines on Max who must come to
terms with his own feelings of guilt. Midnight Louis is
the true hero of this tale as he saves a life and guards
the two men who are an integral part of his human's life.
This book is the cat's meow.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 10, 2003