1.) Mass market paperback original.
Jack Baddalach's back...
...and he's got a job to do. Escort a Chihuahua named Spike across the desert
from Palm Springs to Las Vegas. But this isn't just any Chihuahua. Spike is
under the protection of Freddie Gemignani, the shady casino owner who pays Jack's
check. When Spike is dognapped by a band of machine-gunning women in black
leather, Jack knows there has to be something bigger at stake. After all, it's
a dog. Soon he's up to his fists in lowlifes - including a rattlesnake-handling
preacher and the newly crowned heavyweight champion of the world. Surviving it
all might get Jack a real life. And maybe one last shot in the ring for the
greatest title in the whole damn planet...
"In every respect, The Ten-Ounce Siesta lives up to the Ken Russell epigraph which precedes it: ‘I don’t believe there’s any virtue in understatement.’ … a resolutely eccentric novel that is powered by Partridge’s obvious affinity—and affection—for the outrageous and the grotesque."
"Partridge gets better with each book, and this off-the-wall, somewhat supernatural detective tale is his best so far."
—Mark Graham, Rocky Mountain News