"Get your hands in the air...and give me that chihuahua!"
Former light heavyweight champ JACK "BADDLE AX" BADDALACH has lost his last match, so he's not too fussy about taking the odd job from Freddy G., owner of the Casbah Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. And odd is the operative word here. Along the way, he meets various colourful types such as former movie stars/war heroes; hitmen with multiple personalities, a lesbian sherrif named Wyetta Earp, an asthmatic chihuahua, machine-gunning women in black leather and a rattlesnake-handling preacher. All in a day's pay for Jack Baddalach.
Great use of the desert setting, and written in a deadpan ironic style that recalls writers such as Elmore Leonard and Ross Thomas. Booklist says "Partridge writes with a rock beat-disco crossed with hard-slammin' punk."
No way, man...this is ROCK'N'ROLL turned up to eleven, man! A real hoot, and a Gonzo treat. Highly recommended.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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