In an attempt to establish credentials for treasure-hunter Don Fedora, the main character of “Cairo Heat”, I thought it might be a good idea to present personal testimonials from other characters in the story:
“Mr. F is a tawdry novel with a nice cover.”
—Ms. Victoria Chase, celebrated photographer
“Him? He steals things.”
—Lester, part-time thug and body guard.
“How could I focus on driving with him in the backseat, kicking me in the head?”
“Don Fedora got me killed.”
—Amun, personal acquaintance and business associate (now deceased)
“I don’t know his name, I’m vague about his face, and I’m trying very hard to forget his manners.”
—Mr. Felton C. Carew, esq.
Gee, if only I could get recommendations like that! Anyway, if you like adventure stories with romance, suspense, a mummy or two, and shocking fits of temper, then I think you’ll enjoy “Cairo Heat”.
(Actually, the fits of temper aren’t so bad—I just succumbed to a little promotional hyperbole)