She’s a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway "accident" leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful center of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge she exists. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better. And that salvation hides in the last places you’ll ever want to look.
After Mr. Wispell, his ham-operator tenant, dies from radio electrocution and another dead body is discovered in unit #7, a mysterious radio message from Outer Space guides Tirebiter on a quizzical quest for the murderers. From the Follies Burlesque and Strip City to the desolate shores of the Salton Sea, he and companion, Mrs. Music, follow a twisting trail of clues. Ever-tightening plot strands weave Marilyn Monroe, Tempest Storm, Lenny Bruce, and Sgt. Cummings of the LAPD Murder Squad into a crazy quilt of intrigue that only an alien abduction, the arrival of Venusians, and the First Church of Science Fiction can resolve.
Can you stand the exhausting hilarity or the final shocking revelations?
About the author: David Ossman was a member of the Firesign Theatre, dubbed “the Beatles of Comedy” by the Library of Congress. He is a pioneer FM and public broadcaster, three-time Grammy nominee, honored for Lifetime Achievement with the Norman Corwin Award and the Mystery Writers Angie. As a voice actor, he is best known as Cornelius in A Bug’s Life. His recent books include Marshmallows & Despair; The Sullen Art – Recording the Revolution in American Poetry; The Ronald Reagan Murder Case – A George Tirebiter Mystery, Dr. Firesign’s Follies – Radio, Comedy, Mystery, History; The Firesign Theatre’s Anythynge You Want To; Exorcism In Your Daily Life; Profiles In Barbeque Sauce.