Queens, Harlots and Halos
Kings Cross, call girls, queens, courtiers, millionaires, dogs, the press and provincial boys and girls all converge for a wedding, for revenge and for a homicide or two. More
Alpha female is a successful, beautiful and kind transsexual, Davina Nishizawa. Recently returned from Japan to retire in Sydney. She bunks with two old friends, Queens, at their Paddington terrace.
The men, partners for over twenty years, own an entertainment agency. Terry is very theatrical and given to Hollywood moments. Geoff is his balancing opposite.
Dickie Diamond is a former friend of them all, one they’d rather lose. All these characters have mutts. Geoff’s mother, Maureen, is a constant thorn in his side. Well, everyone’s side really.
Davina is a sublime cook. Everyone falls for Davina, including Andrew, a South Coast vet surgeon with a deranged surgery nurse, Laura. Davina has her own deranged follower in the character of Ho Nishizawa, criminal son of her former mentor and husband, the now deceased Tak Nishizawa.
Allison is also a friend. She’s a sex worker for a very high class boutique brothel; top end business only. She met Sam Sherman, the fabled American industrialist, through her work. However, that’s behind them and they have become friends. It doesn’t stop Allison feeling a tad prickly when Sam meets Davina and becomes another slain Spartan at Davina’s altar.
Kay is PA at the entertainment agency. She’s an Aussie, solid gold brick and a single mum. Unfortunately, she’s with Trev, a total Aussie 1980s style drongo. Trev believes that women should be “good value for money”. Kay is in charge of looking after acts that the boys bring to Australia. She’s having a hard time of it with the hottest little Latino about to take the world by storm – Stella Novocaine. Stella has a huge talent – fabulous singer and dancer. Unfortunately, she has a propensity of losing all her clothes on stage.
On the other side of the coin there is the Portland crew. A small country town between Bathurst, Lithgow and Mudgee. The Vegas of the West. Portland’s hero is Jack Harbour, his wife is Toni. These are very down to earth Australians and some of the group include Bubbles, Bounce, Foggy, Oddy and Splinter.
Jack also become the face of Lacey Lanegan’s new CD. Portland meets Paddington. Lacey versus Stella.
Jack’s son is Kevin who meets Sydney stylist, Leah, at Rushcutters Bay Park. They both have Westies and they become lovers. Leah’s former lover is a snake called Vaughan Tripodi, an advertising exec plotting the downfall of his boss, Nicola.
Helena Bingham Smythe is a social reporter for the Sydney Sunday. She has great UK connections and knows everyone’s secrets. She’s also a former lover of Vaughan and they detest one another. She awaits her opportunity and it presents itself at the nuptials of Davina and Sam.
There is a double homicide, stalking and a group of people held captive in a cliff top mansion, two with murderous intent outside, and with a wild storm whipped from hell.
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