When stripper Sierra Lavotini and new girl Ruby Diamond get an extra assignment appearing at a local auto-racing track, Sierra thinks it will be a good way to teach Ruby some survival tricks.

After the performance, Sierra hears Ruby arguing with a man and she rushes to her aid but is knocked out. When she comes to, Ruby is dead and police officer John Nailor is bending over the body. Although John tries to reassure her, Sierra thinks the worst and runs from John.

Sierra launches her own investigation. Her search for the truth is difficult and dangerous, even with John (or perhaps in spite of John) dogging her footsteps every inch of the way.

DRAG STRIP is a saucy, witty read with a most unusual heroine. In spite of her profession and her knowledge of the way the world works, Sierra Lavotini is a surprisingly innocent and naive girl. If you like funny mysterieswith a sweet heroine and a nicely macho heroyoull definitely enjoy DRAG STRIP. (Oct., 288 pp., $5.99—Hardcover published October 1999)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg