Greedy Pigs: A Sin Du Jour Affair

Matt Wallace. Tor.com, $2.99 e-book (224p) ISBN 978-0-7653-9319-7
In the fun fifth novella featuring Sin du Jour, these caterers to the otherworldly are preparing for the inauguration of Enzo Consoné, the president-elect of the Sceadu, the supernatural governing body. It’s going to be a great big party with an all-pork theme. The team is ready to get back to normal after the male members of the crew were struck by a lust spell in Pride’s Spell, but chef Lena Tarr’s best friend, Darren Vargas, who has been trying to conquer his debilitating fear, is acting strangely. When the team members get separated en route to the Virginia woods, Lena and head chef Bronko’s half of the crew is diverted to the D.C. inauguration of the U.S. president. The others scramble to make do, but things inevitably go poorly in Virginia, and sweet-natured baker Nikki must step up to save the day. In D.C., Lena discovers the outrageous truth behind the American presidency, a twist that hits uncomfortably close to home; a cameo from the outgoing president is a poignant, bittersweet touch. Wallace’s imagination is boundless, and his wryly funny storytelling manages to be heartfelt and completely gonzo at the same time. Agent: DongWon Song, Howard Morhaim Literary. (May)
Reviewed on: 03/27/2017
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