by Will Murray
His name was Remo, and he had a dilemma.
It was your ordinary California campaign. Rona Ripper promised to snuff out smokers. Barry Black, Jr., fresh from his latest mystical experience, had the flake cote cornered. And newcomer Enrique Esperanza offered hope to the hopeless, which included just about everybody. Trouble was, someone was marking the candidates for bullets, not ballots...and unless Remo broke free of the official orders that hog-tied him, and Chiun snapped the spell that TV reporter Cheeta Ching cast over him, this race would end in a very dead heat....
Review: The Chiun/Cheeta Ching plot was one of my least favorites, and because it was such a large part of this novel, it ruined this book for me. The satire in Dark Horse was especially sharp, and often very nasty. That's not a negative, just an observation. The plot was slightly below par, but I must admit that I didn't figure out who Enrique Esperanza was until the very end.
Dark Horse finishes out of the money .