I've just read Ross Thomas's MORDIDA MAN, which I enjoyed
muchly. I got a little extra amusement when reading about one
of the minor characters, a very low level CIA informant who
fancied himself as a professional espionage agent. He learned
his trade from his complete collection of paperbacks written
by David St John (IIR the name Correctly - people on this
list have some idea of how reliable my memory is), a former
Watergate burglar. I ask the Wisemen of Rara-Avis if D St
John is one of Howard Hunt's pseudonyms? It's not one I'm
familiar with. I'm also about 1/4 of the way through Ellroy's
COLD SIX THOUSAND. I can't say I've been overwhelmed so far.
(On a brighter note, I also just finished Howard Browne's
PORK CITY.That one I did like, as well as the Thomas tome.)
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