Book Three in The Man From O.R.G.Y. sleaze series!
When we last saw ‘spy’ Steve Victor, he had gotten himself into a bit of a jam, but he gets out of it just in time to take on his next mission.
A wealthy man has died and left his fortune to his favorite Madame. But that Madame has also died and left the fortune to three of her best girls. But those girls are no longer working for her and Victor is hired to track them down to let them know that they are the heirs to a small fortune. All Victor knows about the girls, aside from their names, is their former occupation and the fact that they have a specific tattoo on their buttocks.
But Steve Victor is not the only one tracking these women – a pair of villains would like to stop the fortune from being paid out. Steve and the women are all in mortal danger.
As with the other two books in the O.R.G.Y. series, I just had some goofball fun with this book and am disappointed that it doesn’t get more attention (most likely because of the ‘sleaze’ label).
This particular volume feels a bit different from the previous two books. This feels much more focused on the humor with plot and even sex secondary. Which is not to say there isn’t much sex. There is plenty of action – sexual and otherwise! But this takes on the tone of a farce complete with mistaken identities and people going in and out of different doors (and windows) during the climax (pun not intended) of the massive chase.
I was disappointed (though not necessarily surprised) that the big cliffhanger from the previous book was practically dismissed with a paragraph or two. It makes sense in that the issue was going to be difficult to work around and it clearly didn’t play into the authors idea for this book.
The satire and farce was not what I was expecting and while I was disappointed that we didn’t get more of a mystery-themed sex romp, I did enjoy the farcical nature once I accepted this was how the story was going to go.
The sex seems to have less to do with the plot in this volume, but it fits well with the 1960’s mores.
Steve Victor also takes a step away from his satirical comparison to James Bond with this book since he’s here being used more as a private detective.
One Man from O.R.G.Y. movie was made (in 1970) and it used this storyline (with the screenplay written by Ted Mark, the author of the book). This farcical nature plays nicely to a satire film and one can imagine the book was written with a film in mind. (The film is not particularly good – I’ve watched about ten minutes of it and can’t get through any more than that.)
I’m definitely curious to see where this series goes. Will it get back to being more of a sex satire than a farce or will it move along this particular path?
Looking for a good book? The Real Gone Girls by Ted Mark is real groovy. It’s a farce with sex and if that sounds like fun to you then this is worth reading.
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The Real Gone Girls
author: Ted Mark
series: The Man From O.R.G.Y. #3
publisher: Lancer Books
paperback, 172 pages