Brother and sister P.I. team Adrian and Zooey Kimrean are on the case. Dealing with femme fatales and neckless thugs is just Tuesday for them, which is why the police are calling them in to help with the drug war that is exploding in town. Because their undercover guy, Danny Mojave, needs help before he ends up as collateral damage in the hostile takeover of the top drug cartel. Danny asks for the Kimreans, and his superiors decide to go along so as not to destroy the 18-month undercover investigation and everything that they've uncovered so far.
Pretty typical private eye story so far, right?
Zooey and Adrian work together because they have to, not because they want to. Adrian is the scientific one, depending on facts and figures, rational and unemotional. Zooey is a wild child, excited by food, alcohol, sex, and driving like a banshee. It would seem like they have nothing in common, but they actually have a lot in common--their body. Both Adrian and Zooey occupy the same body, and they spend their time fighting against each other at least as much as they fight criminals.
With the sharp eye of Sherlock Holmes and the snarky wit of an entire writer's room full of comedians, Zooey and Adrian fight crime with intensity, intelligence, and more than a little insanity as they try to figure out who is trying to start a war so they can make sure their friend Danny can get out alive.
Edgar Cantero follows up last year's incredibly clever Meddling Kids with this intense lunacy disguised as a hard-boiled P.I. story. This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us is another brilliant send-up filled with unexpected one-liners, gigantic action sequences, and sarcasm to spare. If you're needing a high-octane, blow-soda-out-of-your-nose funny novel teeming with pop culture references flying faster than bullets, then this is the book for you. Huge fun and very highly recommended!
Galleys for This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us were provided by Doubleday Books through NetGalley, with many thanks.