So, Anyway, I was about to tell you about Midnight Louie's latest Caper! Let me first tell you that he, too, has a companion. Her name is Temple and she is one cool lady! She is a PR guru, but for some reason, she's always getting mixed up in something mysterious, dangerous...
This time, in the Hot Pink Pursuit, she was "bargained" into entering a teen queen contest. Geesh! Duh, she's, like, 30...but because she is so small and beautiful, she was able to pass for 19.
Now, why would this major professional lady want to do this? Why, for a man of course! You see, she's involved with a magician, Max--what a hunk!
Max is being pursued by the police; specifically, a policewoman named Molina.
Molina has a beautiful young daughter, named Mariah, who, without getting prior permission, entered the Tween contest, and was accepted!
So, here's the deal, Molina bargains with Barr to enter the contest so that she can guard and protect Mariah...and, in return, Molina will lay off of Max!
Sooooooo, you got it, the deal was made. Enter Xoe Chloe, pronounced Zo-ee Chlo-ee, with a Cher long black wig and "goth" makeup and "big" attitude. She and Mariah, backed by Molina's money, splurge on a wardrobe worthy of queen contestants, and fortunately wind up as roommates at the contest location.
Of course, my Midnight Louie sneaks along to protect them...because there is murder, no less! And he's on a hot pursuit of the killer!
Of course, an added benefit for him was being near Yvette and Solange, silver and golden persians that are soooo not worthy of Midnight Louie...You might know that they would be there too!
Meanwhile, another of Temple's love interests, er, I mean friends, Matt is on a hot pursuit of his own. At the stubborn insistence of his mother, he's tracking down information on his father, who is supposed to have died many years ago. The face-to-face meet with his father in a hallway as both men wait for an elevator is a cool scene!
And, wonder of wonders, Matt seems to have gained much needed confidence through this wild experience...for he later moves boldly in pursuit of Temple! Did I tell you that Max has been around, searching for Temple, not knowing that she is off "saving him" from Molina...
As always, this is a cool whodunit by Carole Nelson Douglas and somehow Midnight Louie figures it out (he's been tracking the pink fruit smoothie smell on suspects' shoes!) about the same time Xoe Chloe does!
So Midnight Louie is back at home, stretching his long black beautiful body on the couch when his companion Temple comes home with....Matt???
Now What?! Can't wait to read the next in this fantastic series! And, Oh! I'd just love to meet the super-star, Louie!
(As told by Ricki, one of Glenda's cats!)
- Hardcover: 364 pages
- Publisher: Forge (15 May 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765313995
- ISBN-13: 978-0765313997
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 3.3 x 21.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
- Customer Reviews: 15 customer ratings