Man, Nicholas Colt (PI and former rockstar) must hate his writer Jude Hardin. I was always amazed by the amount of punishment Jude put Colt through and thought in a short story like this, taking place on his birthday he might go easy on him. Well... Forget about it. Colt picks up a hitchhiker that carries along a cannister with a snake in it. That's when he gets kidnapped and lands in the middle of a viper's nest populated by two crazy villains.
This one is a thrill a minute story and I was very eager to find out how Colt would get himself out of this predicament.