My Rating: 3 Stars
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Rome is simmering in the sun and in the gridlocked streets, temper are red hot, the city is a barrel of gun powder waiting for a spark. The most anodyne incident can ignite the fuse.
Detective Guzzo knows it all too well, after 8 years with the crime-squad, he's seen it all. Making the most of what urban anonyminty has to offer, two female med students give free rein to competitive perversity in a refined game of cruelty they might not entirely control.
In, "The Tarantulas Trophy Award," Mr. Temple takes us for a walk on the wild side. We are instantly brought into a murderous scene of shock and angst. The characters are driven, catty, wild, riveting, and repulsive.
Hiroko is a gorgeous Japanese woman, currently residing in Rome to continue her collegiate education in the medical field. She finds her match in Leah, another bombshell continuing her education in the medical field. They are instantly connected on levels of intimacy and greed.
See, desire can fuel so many things. One lust, two need, and three ugly vulnerabilities. These two women share so many of the same traits that they're not able to see through sane eyes. They hop from bed to bed, not knowing that they're being eating alive on the inside. They think that sleeping with men, and using all sorts of bondage is the cure all. They screw with these men's minds for pure pleasure and fun, but how long will this continue on before someone really gets hurt?
Death is a scary thing. Murder is even scarier. A car accident leaves lives scattered, women shattered, and someone very battered. What provokes one to kill another? In this game of cat and mouse, who really has the upper hand? Can Hiroko and Leah find their way out of this haze of a maze? Will the psychotic driver come forth?
I enjoyed Mr. Temple's writing style, and even with the limited pages I was intrigued by the story. As much as I enjoy a murder mystery/thriller, I don't feel that this one delivered as well as it could have. There was bondage and other factors that I felt were unrealistic. Don't get me wrong, Mr. Temple has a way with this story that will entice his reader, but it didn't hit my mark. I would suggest this read to anyone that is very open minded and looking for a very quick read.