Lee Henry Oswald
Created by Harry Hunsicker
LEE HENRY OSWALD (Call him "Hank."... PLEASE!) is a Dallas PI with one hell of a monicker. He apparently was given his jaw-dropping name in a parental attempt to toughen him up, sorta like on the Johnny Cash song "A Boy Named Sue".
It seems to have worked.
He's plenty tough, and he can be a mouthy bastard, as well, displaying all the delicate sensibilities of Molly Ivins. He served in the Special Forces in the first Gulf War, where he specialized in room-to-room fighting, and developed the curriculum for the martial arts training. He carries a Browning HI-Power, a switchblade, and a .32 in an ankle holster. He seems to have friends and acquaintances in every sleazy bar, strip club, and barbeque joint in town.
He inherited his agency from his deceased partner, Ernie Ruibal, and along the way inherited a new partner: Ernie's neice, Nolan O'Connor who, despite the name looks pretty Hispanic, and has a degree in psychology -- which unfortunately results in an unfortunate habit of analyzing everybody.
He also has a couple of sidekicks, Delmar and Olson, two homosexual gun dealers in a committed relationship. Delmar served in the Gulf with Hank, and Olson used to play for the Dallas Cowboys.
He also lives with his dog Glenda, who doesn't like him very much.
Authort Henry Hunsicker is a fourth generation Dallas native, who when he is not writing is a real estate developer and speaks on creative writing.
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-- Publisher's Weekly
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