Publisher: Tate Publishing
Cover Price: 15.99
Mr. Thornhill really knows how to write, so I'll let him do the talking when it comes to telling you about the story.
Synopsis quoted from the back cover: "In Lady Just and the Lost Tapes, Walt and his band of scrappy seniors continue their battle against the forces of evil.
When an entire eastside Kansas City neighborhood is terrorized by the mob, Walt has to go undercover to help solve the case, but he certainly doesn't want to! Why? Well, the clues they need can only be found at a gay club and a transvestite bar. Why is Captain Short always volunteering Walt for these jobs?
Later, the amazing discovery of a previously unknown recording session by a deceased rock 'n' roll idol stuns the music industry. But what should be a joyous occasion soon turns dark as lives are threatened, and Walt's going to have to take some courageous leaps to save the day.
All of your favorite characters, along with two lovable additions, are back to help Walt in his quest for justice in ways you can't imagine. Can they do it again? Can they take down the Italian mob and keep the tapes and their owners safe from harm while dealing with a new member of the group who won't stop joking? Their adventures and misadventures are sure to keep you captivated-and splitting your sides!"
My 2 Beans: Does that not make you want to run out & buy the book? It should, but in case it doesn't here's some more information about what you can expect with LJ #2.
There are some passages that repeat, almost verbatim, from the first book. Now for those of you who read LJ #1 that could be a little irritating, but the good news is it allows you to skim some areas and get to the good stuff faster. For those of you who are starting with LJ #2, you'll be able to read all the background information on Walt & his friends so you won't be lost.
Mr. Thornhill's humor is still very evident, so there's no changes there. That's a great thing! However, he might want to consider issuing a warning with his books. Something like "Out loud laughter is a potental side effect. Easily embarrassed readers should use personal discretion when deciding if they will read in public." Otherwise you might get shushed by your children while sitting in a waiting room.
Just in The Lost Tapes Walt has adventures with a gay bar, a transvestite, the Italian mob, and Chinese illegals. Only in Walt's world and Mr. Thornhill's imagination could these things mix together, and provide loads of entertainment and laughter for the reader.
Want the book now? Good, visit Mr. Thornhill at his website (www.booksbybob.com) and you can buy yourself an autographed copy. While you're there you can also stock up on the sequential titles (he's up to 6).
Pssst! I posted this after reading the 3rd, so I can tell you now, the third rocks! You won't be disappointed. Check back tomorrow for the review, as this weekend is dedicated to Mr. Thornhill & the Lady Justice books.