Author: Skwiot, Rick
Publisher: Eaton Street Press, Key West
Publication Date: 1998
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Mark on top edge. Light wear to d-j.
Synopsis: Flesh unleashes the passionate mystery of a son’s compulsive search for his father’s bones–a quest that draws him into an exotic Mexican underworld of sex, mysticism, drugs, and sudden violence. Little love seemingly remains to be lost between cynical public relations man Nick Petrov and his stern, Old World, widower father. But when the eccentric émigré archaeologist dies unexpectedly in a backwater Mexican town, the materialistic American son travels to retrieve his father’s corpse. As Nick seeks answers to his father’s death, he bulls his way through a labyrinth of deception, forgery, and tangled passions, all superimposed over his bitter memories of his estrangement from his father. He enters a dark world of illegal trade in Indian artifacts, white witches, malevolent drug soldiers, and quick–and quixotic–death. Sensual, gritty, vibrant, and darkly poignant, Flesh reveals the simmering passions fired by jealousy, greed, vengeance, love and lust found in the clash between father and son, between two cultures, between a man and a woman, and, finally, between life and death.