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Brian A. Hopkins
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Yard Dog Pr; First Edition edition (March 15, 2000)
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The LICKING VALLEY COON HUNTERS CLUB is a science-fiction, action-adventure, mystery-P.I.-suspense, humorous horror novel. Yep, it really is. You have to read it to believe it.

Those of you who haven't read any of Hopkins' Zolotow tales, you have quite a treat in store. Those of you who are familiar with this intrepid P.I. won't be disappointed -- this is perhaps the best one to date.

  • If wise guy, smart mouthed private detectives get on your nerves, if you are revolted by the possibility of having to read one more of Parker's Spencer novels, then this recent tidbit from Brian Hopkins might be just what you need. The investigator in question is Martin Zolotow. Retired from the police due to the excessive death rate that seems to follow him around, Zolotow now alternates between working for hire and rescuing young women from lives of sin on the street. He perceives of himself as a white knight, defending the innocent while quoting Rosetti. The rest of the world, however, seems to disagree with him.
    In this tale Zolotow is literally kidnapped into helping rescue the daughter of Tobias Weatherford Washington, an Oklahoman crime boss. She has been kidnapped by another equally unpleasant Oklahoman, James McDevitt, who mixes the manufacture and sale of designer drugs with genetic experiments that turn humans into vampires. McDevitt has discovered that young black women are the perfect vampire snack, so Rayleen Washington is at considerable risk. Martin quickly discovers that his work is cut out for him. He finds Rayleen, but is captured himself, and eventually winds up one of the prey in a vampiric cattle drive.
    What makes "The Licking Valley Coon Hunters Club" remarkable it the amount of gratuitous and headlong violence it contains. Almost all of it is aimed at Zolotow. By page 20 he has already received two vicious beatings, and the bloodshed continues through the remaining 152. If you carefully tally up the injuries Martin receives in the 48 hour course of the book, one can only conclude that he has special powers of his own. Unfortunately none of those talents include knowing when to step out of the line of fire. Zolotow likes to irritate his opponents, and often gets what he deserves.
    I don't want to give the impression this is a badly written book. I'm inclined to think of it as a sort of noir bodice ripper for the macho set. There's lots of rescuing damsels, lots of attacking the bad guys, and not a whole lot of plot to confuse things. In a short novel with this much action it would be too much to expect fine characterization. Instead, Hopkins relies on archetypes to populate his tale (the huge fat bad guy, the prostitute with the heart of gold, etc.). Even Zolotow does a fair amount of posturing in a set of short flashbacks that are intended to help us understand him. It took me a bit to adjust, but in the long run I found the book enjoyable, if somewhat hard to believe.

  • Brian A. Hopkin's short novel, "THE LICKING VALLEY COON HUNTERS CLUB" (Yard Dog Press, 2000), enjoys the distinction of having been nominated for the Stoker award for Superior Achievement in a Novel. Having said that, and having enjoyed previous work by the author, I'm forced to admit to some measure of disappointment in this particular novel. LICKING VALLEY reintroduces the reader to the dysfunctional private detective, Martin Zolotow, previously featured in a series of stories co-written with David Niall Wilson (including the superior "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," 1995). The present novel, which pits the protagonist against what might be loosely termed a gang of redneck, genetically-engineered vampires, does have a bit to recommend it, but (in my opinion) it ultimately founders under the weight of a number of problems. First, the pace of the novel is so break-neck that Hopkins has decided to reveal bits and pieces of Martin's bruised psyche through the slightly clumsy artifice of occasional flashbacks in which he verbally spars with a police psychologist. Second, Hopkins adopts a literary stratagem that always makes my skin crawl: At various points in the narrative Zolotow quotes or paraphrases lines from well-known literary works. To my mind this is almost always a transparently cheap attempt to appear erudite. Third, too many of the characters appear as cartoonish sterotypes (e.g., the aforementioned psychologist; a young biogeneticist who, like too many scientists that inhabit the world of fiction, is a whiz-kid in the laboratory, but just doesn't understand women; and -- to a certain extent -- Zolotow himself, yet another tough-but-tender-hearted P.I.). LICKING VALLEY isn't a bad effort, but I expected better.

  • A lot of humor and interesting concepts in this book. You'll get hooked from the first couple of pages. Though I'm not fond of reading "action" sequences, Liking Valley does a decent job of keeping scenes exciting while not drawing them out. I thought the first half was better than the last half and I wish it were longer, but I still recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick, entertaining read.