by William Kotzwinkle
Narrated by Chris Henry Coffey
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 31 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 05 Jan 2022
Meet Tommy Martini, the monk with an anger management problem. Since killing somebody with a single punch is not a needed talent in a monastery, he spends his time praying, meditating, and taking his anger management medicine. But his meditations are interrupted by a legacy from his uncle, a crooked priest. Arriving in a New Age Arizona town to claim his inheritance, Brother Tommy meets a charismatic, smoking-hot cult leader who claims that women are being impregnated by alien beings while they sleep. Tommy’s own sleep is disturbed—by cartel hitmen, Mafia bill collectors, and women intrigued by his vow of chastity. He loses his anger management medicine in time to deal with the hitmen, but the women present an uphill battle.
William Kotzwinkle’s quicksilver touch has produced an effervescent piece of entertainment filled with suspense, turns you won’t see coming, and the humor for which he is famous.
“Kotzwinkle…brings [an]…engagingly outre vibe to this tale of a conscience-stricken mob scion who finds peace as a Benedictine monk…The amiably satirical novel takes place in Paloma, Arizona (read Sedona), a world gathering place for ‘cartoon spirituality’ and New Age hustlers.”
“[A] nimble comic thriller…Fans of Donald Westlake’s action-packed, screwball crime fiction will hope Martini will be back for an encore.”
“A wild ride of double-crossing crimes…This hard-boiled mystery benefits from its frequent injections of humor and its appealing characters…Tommy’s interior dialogue is entertaining; his struggles to reintegrate with normal life are thought provoking…A character-driven thriller.”
“A great legend of the written word has returned with a mighty shotgun blast that proves yet again why we call him a legend…Refreshingly original, ever-inventive, and deeply moving in the most unexpected moments…A virtuoso symphony from one of fiction’s master maestros.”
-Stephen Romano, author of Resurrection Express and The Riot Act
|DURATION||10 Hours, 1 Minutes|