Anderson, Robin. “Ceruse: A Cover-Up Extraordinaire”, ADS, 2014.
Hell Bent on Revenge
Here we go with another Robin Anderson adventure that includes two male models, a Sophia Loren lookalike, a vindictive international photographer, a garrotte, a mysterious white paste and Queen Elizabeth the First. Now once you saw that list of characters I would not even have to tell you who wrote this book—Anderson always manages to get together the unlikely and the fantastic. The plot has something to do with revenge—-it seems that there is this agent who is determined to get back at someone for something. We are not sure what.
There are clues everywhere and we only know that whatever it is it has to do with “raunch” and “universal” so going to Venice and/or to jungles in the Amazon makes for no never mind. There is this art student who finds acrimony much more interesting than art and what about that Sophia Loren double?
Blame it all on the words RAUNCH or UNIVERSAL, otherwise why and how do the paths of an agent – hell bent on revenge – two males models, a Sophia Loren lookalike, a vindictive international photographer, a garrotte, a mysterious, white paste and Queen Elizabeth the First inevitably cross and sometimes double cross?
One clue may lie in Venice, another in Udaipur or even the Amazon jungle, but it all follows a vicious encounter between the Sophia Loren lookalike and an art student more interested in the delights of acrimony than art.
Add to this a champion “rugger bugger,” a fashion designer with a chip on his shoulder bigger than any “Dynasty” shoulder pad and the nail biting “fun” starts to unravel!
I cannot say anymore about the plot without spoiling the read so just get a copy, sit back and enjoy.