By Anthony Bruno
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780312866518, 288pp.)
Publication Date: August 2000
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Loretta Kovacs and Frank Marvelli, the fugitive-hunting heroes of Devil's Food and Double Espresso are back in another sexy, savvy yarn of lowlifes on the lam -- and the quirky characters who hunt them down.
Partners -- and lovers at last -- Frank and Loretta usually bust parole violators for the New Jersey Jump Squad. But their off-hours relationship runs into a couple of curvaceous speed bumps in the form of Vissa (short for Elvissa) Mylowe, a fellow PO and former flame of Frank's who is just too out-an-out irresistible for Loretta's piece of mind. When Vissa "borrows" Frank to help her track down a notorious career criminal who has surfaced in San Francisco, Loretta can't help trailing the pair all the way to California, just to keep an eye on them.
'Frisco is a long way from Jersey, in more ways than just miles, and Loretta and Frank soon find themselves in a sticky, tricky imbroglio involving a murderous menage a trois, a bisexual Chinese dominatrix, the I Ching, and the secret ingredient in Elmer Fudge Whirl ice cream.
Can a spanking new romance, and old-fashioned street smarts, survive the New Age twists and temptations of California? Or will Loretta's heart -- along with the rest of her vital organs -- be ground up into dogfood?
Hot Fudge is a delectable, non-fattening criminal confection that will leave your mouth watering for more.
Anthony Bruno's novel Devil's Food, the first book in the Kovacs/Marvelli series, received an Anthony nomination for Best Novel of 1998. He is also the author of several other acclaimed crime novels, including Double Espresso, Bad Luck, Bad Guys, Bad Mood, Bad Business, and Bad Apple. Somewhere along the way, he also squeezed in the bestselling novelization of the hit movie Seven.
"Bruno's novels have been total pleasures."-People Magazine