The current Editor of Spinetingler Magazine, Jack Getze spent nine years as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, a total of fifteen years covering national business and economic news for the Times, the L.A. Herald-Examiner, the London Times, and numerous business magazines. Getze later sold stocks and bonds for a regional securities firm on the New Jersey Shore. His debut novel, BIG NUMBERS, published February, 2007, features stockbroker Austin Carr. So does his new one, BIG MONEY.
I stuff the DVD under my laptop and work hard to put on my three-o’clock-in-the-morning, full-boat Carr grin. Not exactly a simple trick. And definitely not sincere. I mean, how am I supposed to be calm and forthright when this DVD suggests last night’s love interest--the lady headed this way--could be a killer.
Clever of me to wake her up.
I gasp when I see her. Oh, my. And oops. Oh my because she’s wearing nothing but white athletic socks. Oops because she’s using both hands and all ten red-nailed fingers to grasp a pump action, single barrel shotgun. “You found the DVD, didn’t you?” Ms. Shotgun says. “DVD?” If it wasn’t for rhyming consonants, I’d be pretty much speechless. My gaze is tightly focused on her bare breasts and that shotgun in the same close-up. Visually and emotionally, it’s a lot to absorb.