1.) Mass market paperback original.
Welcome to the Saguaro Riptide Motel...
It's a seedy little surf joint in Arizona where the not-so-elite
meet - for the biggest disharmonic convergence since the invention
of gunpowder. Ex-boxing champ Jack "Battle-Ax" Baddalach will be
there. So will Muslim hit man Woodrow Saad Muhammad. Sheriff
Wyetta Earp is due as well, she of the black belt and bad manners.
And Major Kate Benteen, a bikini-clad war hero who was once an
Olympic diver, is in room 23. Between them, they've got lots of
fingers in a two-million-dollar mafia pie. Everyone wants the cash.
Everyone's got a gun. And not even a guest appearance by a shotgun-
toting Elvis impersonator will keep things from getting ugly...
"Great use of desert setting, and written in a deadpan ironic style that recalls writers such as Elmore Leonard and Ross Thomas. Booklist says ‘Partridge writes with a rock beat—disco crossed with hard-slammin’ punk.’ Hmmmm… disco? No way, man… this is ROCK ’N’ ROLL turned up to eleven, man! A real hoot, and a Gonzo treat. Highly recommended."
"The remarkable things here are the energy and the non-stop flow of invention with which the author invests each scene and each character. There is not a scene in this book that sounds as if it might have been written by anyone other than Norman Partridge."