CHOKE HOLD is novelist and former peep show girl Faustâ€™s second title for Hard Case Crime, and itâ€™s a sequel to MONEY SHOT. Faust is Hard Case Crimeâ€™s first female novelist, and if you think that means a tender, sensitive look at crime, then think again. Faustâ€™s protagonist is tough former porn star, Angel Dare, a woman who feels more comfortable giving a blowjob than extending a sympathy hug. In Money Shot, Angel, owner of an adult modeling agency came out of retirement for one last gig. Big mistake. The job is a set-up by some particularly nasty gangsters who are hunting for a briefcase full of cash. Angel, whoâ€™s raped, beaten and stuffed in the trunk of a car, finds herself on the wrong side of a prostitution ring.
As a Latin American woman I read EMPIRE OF HUMILIATION hoping for a novel that I could relate to, and I wasnâ€™t disappointed. I loved the descriptions of Mexico DF which made me feel like I was back there again. I mean the description of dinner plates at outdoor restaurants getting so coated by the oily air pollution that you can write on them with your finger, thatâ€™s exactly how terrible it is.
May 14, 2009
Â· Judi Clark Â· One Comment
Tags: Int'l Thriller, Latin American, Mexico, Political, Real Event Fiction Â· Posted in: 2009 Favorites, Debut Novel, Facing History, Latin American/Caribbean, Mexico, Unique Narrative, World Lit