KILLINGS by A.W. Gray

KILLINGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 White-haired, wild-eyed defender Bino Phillips (Bino, 1988) has pinned his hopes of getting coked-up football player Mickey Stanley acquitted of serious dealing on two witnesses--but one of them is dead, her body half drained of blood, and now the other has gone missing. So Bino and his redoubtable office staff (secretary Dodie Peterson, investigator/bookie Half-a-Point Harrison) get sucked into the hunt for the schizo that fatheaded FBI man Nelson Deletay (who goes around telling people The Silence of the Lambs was based on his work) calls Dracula Don. But by the time they sort out the reluctant witnesses to Don's next killing--Oscar Beemish, the Egg Roll Wizard from Detroit, and Rascal Erly, ``not quite a street person''--Don, driven by voices, has staked out Dodie's place, convinced that uniting with her will confirm his status as the Messiah. Creepy, funny, and sick, with as much tension as a high-wire walk on a high-voltage wire. Shove over, Elmore Leonard.

Pub Date: Aug. 5th, 1993
ISBN: 0-525-93625-4
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1993




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