From Library Journal
A busted radiator hose strands a drifter in a spooky Nevada town in this first novel from a Hollywood denizen. Soon to be an Oliver Stone movie starring Nick Nolte.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
When John Stewart's "'sixty-four-and-a-half" Mustang convertible breaks down in Sierra, Nevada, in the heart of the desert, on the hottest day of the year, all hell breaks loose. In hock up to his ears, Stewart has come up with the cash to settle with a Vegas shyster--the only thing is, he is stuck in this hellhole of a town where everyone seems mad and that he can't seem to get out of. To complicate matters, he gets mixed up with the bored wife of a rich real estate man who wants her husband dead; a cocky, hot-tempered, jealous local boy who thinks Stewart is hitting on his girl; and a convenience store robbery. To top things off, the mob is coming for him. You get the picture. This nasty piece of work probably owes more to films like Blood Simple
and Red Rock West
than to James M. Cain and Jim Thompson. Benjamin Segedin