Astral travel to the afterlife by two retired cops begins a tale that is both a ciffhanger and comic opera. After a lackluster career as a detective, Benny Spielmacher disappears during an impulsive astral journey to Heaven in search of inspiration for a musical version of Paradise Lost. His former partner, Roscoe Duffy, risks the deadly perils of Chaos to find him, and the two soon find themselves in a life-and-death struggle to defeat a colossal conspiracy that threatens God Himself. To complicate matters, Roscoe falls in love with the late Rose Trautman and must figure out how to conduct an affair with a dead woman. In this witty romp through Heaven and Hell, the damned get limited air conditioning, a college education, and virtual sex. Those in heaven create virtual domains to suit their heart¿s desire, and share Paradise with mafia dons, crackpots, villains, literary characters, and pagan gods and their monsters. The Basilisk Solution serves up mystery, mayhem and belly laughs as once-mediocre gumshoes finally become the heroes they always wanted to be.
|Publisher:||HAMMONASSET HOUSE BOOKS|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I got an early copy of this and ordered more for friends. It's a romp, very funny. It's an astral adventure set in heaven, so maybe it's science fiction, but it's also literate fiction. I teach Milton and so I've got an interest in Paradise. Kelly bowls me over.