By Victor Levine
(Forcefield Studios, Paperback, 9780983360803, 512pp.)
Publication Date: May 2011
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Set in Manhattan and based on a real events, Jon Cells, an edgy rocker with a magnetic presence is ready to make it big. How could he know that the perfume factory where he's been forced to take a day job has a shocking 2500-year-old secret which threatens to escalate the War on Drugs to dizzying new heights-and ruin his luck? Fragrant clues, musical cues, ancient traditions, and modern ambitions lead to an unforgettable climax, where two powerful families, one Persian and one Italian, exert their influence. Law enforcement agencies have their own ax to grind, and part procedural, the whole story takes place over four action-packed days in April, 1982. Much more than one man's quest for greatness, the controversial central premise that inspires the title is certain to spark debate. Readers who are looking for a stimulating story about the gritty New York club scene won't be disappointed, and deep thinkers will be challenged by the intricately crafted plot and subtle allegory.