Biff's investigation uncovers the spreading tentacles of the Russian mafia. The case turns personal when he realizes that the dangerous female genie he has loved and lost over centuries has a desperate stake in the outcome.
Joined by his companions, a resusciated squirrel and a magical sylph who takes the form of a butterfly, Biff follows his super-sensitive nose into hidden corners of South Florida and dark regions of human behavior.
With his sarcastic wit, his ability to turn into a wisp of vapor, and magic as old as the ages, Biff battles a pack of ruthless criminals - and his own romantic obsession.
Author's note: No squirrels were harmed during the writing of this novel.
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What fun! Last night I finished a charming story from the silver-tongued Neil Plakcy, GENIE FOR HIRE, the first book in a new cozy series (with a twist). GENIE FOR HIRE features Biff Andromeda, a buff young-looking private eye with exquisite manners and a very nice conscience. Although Biff has been around for a few hundred years, he tackles some very modern problems with social media, pornography, and the Russian mafia. Though no golden retrievers are found bounding through the pages, don’t despair, there are just as amusing anthropomorphic pets. For an easy read with an uplift, read GENIE FOR HIRE.
Biff Andromeda is a genie, centuries old, who uses his powers in his work as a private investigator. He's not exactly "Jeannie" (although there are references to the old TV show in the book, which makes it fun), but he's got a strong moral code and wants to make things right. In this first book of what I hope is a series, he meets up with Raki the squirrel and a sylph who turns into a butterfly--and then there's his long-time girlfriend who's older and more powerful than Biff. I enjoyed a 'return trip' to Florida--the author brings the setting to life.