Saturday, April 16, 2011
Dance In The Dark (Scott Elliott) by Terence Faherty
Scott Elliott, Terence Faherty's historical PI is back, this time in 1969. Still a Hollywood op, he sets out to find a missing girl and stop a shipment of marijuana from being smuggled. He ends up at a Woodstock-like music festival, complete with biker security guys (never a good idea).
Meanwhile, he has to deal with the fact his son is MIA in Vietnam, causing some marital problems.
The story was a bit light on tension and suspense for me, but there's enough of a mystery and action to make it a thrilling enough read. The real fun comes from the view it gives you of that specific time periode, complete with references to Star Trek, Batman,Woodstock and cheap sci-fi flicks.