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Joanne WilkinsonThis vastly entertaining debut novel, with a colorful cast of game-playing slackers and stressed-out mobsters, reads like an homage to Elmore Leonard. Bob spends most of his work time at United Pathology surfing the Internet until the day he is required to process a severed arm. It sports a lascivious tattoo featuring a woman so beautiful that Bob is entirely smitten. The arm belongs to Amado, an enforcer for the L.A. Mexican Mafia who had a serious accident at the scene of a murder. And he most certainly does not want his fingerprints to connect him to the crime. Bob is kidnapped en route to delivering the arm to an organ center, and readily agrees to deliver someone else's arm if he can spend the night with the model for Amado's tattoo. Part of the antic fun here is the way Smith revels in overthrowing stereotypes: a street detective with a jones for fine wine; a mobster who ends up writing scripts for telenovelas; a a Gen-Xer who becomes a major player in the Mexican Mob. A wildly imaginative comic novel.