The man who telephoned him implied he wants to do business with amusement ride rep Andy Zartanian, and Andy seriously needs to do some business. When they meet, it is clear within moments that the man doesn't know Chance's Aviator from the Log Flume. Annoyed at having his time wasted, Andy turns to go. The man hurries to explain he's there on behalf of a wealthy Bostonian whose granddaughter was last seen with a carnie on a Virginia midway. His employer, the man says, is offering a handsome compensation package to Andy. All he has to do is track down the young woman and bring her home. Suspicious, but drawn to the financial upside, Andy signs on and starts refreshing his carnie contacts. But as Andy suspected from the get-go, it's much more complex than simply extracting young Emily from her newfound companions. As he fights his way through the seamy backside of sparkling midways and festive crowds, Andy is reminded why his grandfather always said carnie life was the devil's sandbox.
|Publisher:||Black Opal Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
About the Author
Capturing tense moments during the Cuban Missile Crisis, O’Hanneson also wrote INSIDE THE SILOS OF DOOMSDAY, an article that was published in Military History Magazine. As one of two men responsible for launching megatons of nuclear weapons, he tells what it was like as a young man to serve in that position when the U.S. and Russia were at the brink of a nuclear war.
A native Californian, born in San Francisco, O’Hanneson later moved to Santa Clara Valley at a time when the major product was agriculture and not computer chips. He now resides in Modesto with his wife.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Possum Belly Queen is one of those books that leaves you wanting more, in a good way. The mixture of Armenian culture set against the backdrop of the carnival world is just plain cool. Pick up this book!