Leonard opens this story in Africa where we meet Father Terry Dunn. He is the only priest for miles around.. He resides in Rwanda and is a survivor of a terrible massacre. There were 47 bodies in the aftermath of the attack which occurred during the service in his church and Father Dunn was forced to watch the slaughter from his pulpet. We learn that the truth is that he may not really be a priest but has been playing that roll for a while. He decides to take revenge on the murderers and shoots them all down in a bar. Then he leaves Africa in a hurry.
When he is back at home in Detroit he meets Debbie Dewey who has just gotten out of jail. Debbie is now trying to make it as a stand-up comic. The combine to raise a lot of money. This is a pair to meet and an adventure to follow.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our December, 2000 issue.
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