Authors: Alan Russell
“Let’s celebrate with dinner,” Am said, “and maybe a movie, and…”
How did he want to kick up his heels? Am remembered something.
“There’s a grunion run tonight,” he said.
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THE FAT INKEEPER IS HIROSHI YAMADA. THE INN IS THE POSH. VERY EXPENSIVE HOTEL CALIFORNIA, and the problem is…well…everything. For Am Caufield, head of hotel security, working for his new Japanese boss, Hiroshi, is hard enough. Then a debunker of near death experiences turns up dead, a dead whale comes ashore, and a group booking called the Swap Meat turns out to be a convention of sex swingers. Just when things seem totally beyond Am’s control, Hiroshi gives him a brand new assignment:
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