R. J. Kaiser
September 8, 2003
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". . . a fast paced trip through espionage, romance, murder, greed, and the nature of secrets."
"Jonas Lamb is about to be crowned king of the world and . . . he has a secret."
"This is one black sheep you can?t help loving."
Jonas Lamb is about to be crowned king of the world and everyone wants to dethrone him. He has a secret, but he’ll learn the hard way it’s impossible to keep a secret this big.|
Jonas’s stepdaughter, Melanie, wants to prove Jonas’s infidelity to his sixth wife, Elise, dying of cancer. Jonas’s million-dollar inheritance and control of the formula his son, Patrick Mayne, created, hangs in the balance.
The Arabs want Jonas dead and the formula destroyed.
The U. S. government and the Texas oil boys want the formula and they’re willing to pay top dollar to get it.
The Chinese want to protect Jonas from the Arabs and control the formula.
The French want information and money.
Save the Seed wants Patrick to stop perverting nature. They fire bomb his office on campus and promise more drastic measures if he doesn’t listen.
Jonas’s second wife, Tess, wants Jonas to stay away from their son, Patrick.
And Crystal Clear, Jonas’s ex-mistress, wants Jonas out of her life so she can move on. She controls the one secret that will destroy Jonas’s world and his hopes for the future.
Black Sheep is a fast paced trip through espionage, romance, murder, greed, and the nature of secrets. In creating Jonas Lamb, R. C. Kaiser sets loose an unrepentant romantic with the soul of a con man, the style of James Bond, and the comic timing of Jay and Silent Bob. This is one black sheep you can’t help loving.
Reviewer: J. M. Cornwell