"strong investigative tale"
Martin Wringer punched his supervisor in the face and lost
his job, but he doesn't fault himself, he blames his boss.
He has sex with a prostitute and contacts venereal disease,
but he doesn't impute himself, he accuses the hooker. When
his wife finds out and throws him out of the house, he goes
to Jack's Joint where the hooker hangs out and kills her.
He finds he likes killing prostitutes so much that he keeps
going to the area round Jack's Joint where the whores hang
out and stars killing them one by one.
Michael Buzzelli works for the Rochester Chronicle writing
obituaries and doing research but he wants to scribe some
juicy stories so he takes a job at Jack's joint as a
bartender hoping to write a human-interest story about the
dead prostitute. As he gets to know the people on the
fringe who hang out at Jack's Joint, he begins to like them
especially Felicia who seems to reciprocate his feelings.
As the killer dubbed JOHNNY BLADE by the press keeps on
killing prostitutes, Michael is determined to be first on
the scene to get the scoop or die trying.
Almost every person who hangs out at Jack's Joint has an
interesting story to tell and readers will find themselves
wanting to hear it. The two lead police officers on the
case are fascinating characters and should be featured in
future books by Phillip Tomasso III. The villain is three
dimensional, totally believable and pure evil. The romance
between the reporter and the prostitute is sweet and
charming. On a scale of one to ten, the plot scores an
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 7, 2002