By F. G. Haghenbeck
Beatnik detective Sunny Pascal is a professional at issues: cocktails and discovering hassle. And while the filming of John Huston’s The Night of the Iguana hits a number of snags with its sexed-up, famous person- studded solid in a Puerto Vallarta paradise, manufacturer Ray Stark brings Sunny in to cool out the set. yet concerns get tipsy whilst someone’s discovered deader than useless, shot down through a gun belonging to at least one of the solid individuals.
Now Sunny’s bought to maintain his Hollywood stars out of reformatory lengthy adequate for him to resolve the case. however the hassle doesn’t cease with homicide. The Mexican mafia and native newspapers salary a pressure battle opposed to the hedonistic american citizens, and if John Huston has something to claim approximately it, Sunny’s obtained to be the only to maintain the convey at the highway. simply Sunny could be doing it his approach: with a martini in a single hand and a Colt within the different.
Prolific Mexican comedian e-book author and switch of the Screw Award–winner F.G. Haghenbeck provides us the spins with Bitter Drink, a stressful story of crime, ardour, and cocktails.
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