|Proposed novel cover. Sometimes you CAN judge a book by its...|
|Bear's friend, author, Tim Capps|
The Bear was permitted to see a final draft of the manuscript of course. He can truthfully say that a lot of stuff happens. And there quite a few characters. And it's pretty long. It's funny. And scary. Romantic, too. Horror, yep. Police procedural? Check. Passages of lyrical beauty? Of course. Good versus Evil? The Bear never figured that out, exactly, but maybe you might.
In fact, it's almost like what the Bear would write if he ever had to time write a novel. Unfortunately, this ephemeris takes almost his every waking minute, so the world will never see a novel written by the Bear.
But this isn't too bad. Off the top of his head, the Bear recollects it has:
- beautiful, dangerous redheads
- a handsome but dangerous man
- murders and some righteous smiting
- did the Bear mention redheads?
- an evil tarotista and a wise blind woman
- steely-eyed police detectives
- forensic science and clones
- crime sprees with lots and lots of felonies- and that's just the good guys
- guns and knives and - never mind...
- duct tape - a surprising number of scenes with duct tape, if the Bear remebers correctly
- big time marriage troubles, some snuggling, a few good kisses, plus artistic- never mind
- one family's multi-generational curse: "The Torso in the Attic" or something like that
- theology good and bad, including a special guest appearance by "Father Rainbow"
- evil villains, morally compromised heroes, and a decent, rosary-praying Marine
- Hermann Goering 's watch
- poetry, movie references, and plenty of jokes
- temptations and dangers no human was ever meant to face
- blood - the Bear's favorite part (besides the redheads)
- just maybe a genuine insight or two into life, love and dangerous redheads
Oh, the Bear wondered which of the redheads might have been modeled on his driver, bodyguard, and factotum, a.k.a. "Red Death," a.k.a. "The Shepherdess," his mate. "All of them, he said."