It was the ultimate case: to stop the ultimate drug...
I'm Horowitz. Brandy Horowitz. My husband, Sam, and I are private eyes who take cases for G.O.D., Inc. - the outfit that runs the Labyrinth to infinite alternate Earths filled with crime, danger...and murder.
Power-mad fanatics are running a narcotic V.D. that spreads like a bug, works like a drug, and one touch hooks you for good. You don't become a junkie...you become a zombie. 'Cause this monkey's not just on your back, but in your brain - it's got a mind, and if you kick it, it kicks back with madness and death.
So this beautiful black PI and wonderful Jewish sleuth have to smash the source before the drug-bug reaches our client's Home World. But the opposition's got fake Sams and Brandys set up in headquarters on the two worlds that hold any possible leads: one that never heard of civil rights...and one ruled by Nazis.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The story would have been better if it had not been a soft core pro-rape story.
What was most disappointing about Jack L. Chalker’s story?
His strong character, Brandi, became a complacent alternative dimension drug addict who loved to be sexually harassed and even enjoyed sexual assaults. It overpowered the whole story.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Shadow Dancers?
ALL the scenes in which Brandi seemed to enjoy her trauma.
Any additional comments?
I've read many Jack Chalker books- and his fascination with beautiful women being forced into submission is apparent in most of them. It's just that in THIS book, it's so overpowering and distracting, to the point of eye rolls. I'm used to his repeated themes of a (usually young) girl being a love slave, or forced into submission, or men having multiple women, etc, but this was ishy. I barely got through it, and was saddened to lose interest in the characters that caught my attention in the first book.
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