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Working at his brother-in-law's New Orleans funeral home isn't reformed jewel thief Jack Delaney's idea of excitement -- until he's dispatched to a leper's hospital to pick up a corpse that turns out to be very much alive ... and under the care of a beautiful, radical ex-nun in designer jeans....
Jack Delaney: A former convict who now works with his brother-in-law at a funeral parlor.
Roy Hicks: A friend of Jack's from prison. Roy took Jack on a trip that earned him a payoff.
Franklin De Dios: A thug in the employee of the Colonel, Dagoberto Godoy.
Lucy Nichols: When Jack picks up Sister Lucy to take her to Carville, in order to bring a body back to the funeral home, she introduces herself as Lucy Nichols.
Leo Mullen: Jack's brother-in-law and owner of Mullen and Sons Funeral Directors.
Helene: A girl Jack tells Leo that he, Jack, has been seeing.
Tom Cullen: A friend of Jack from prison. He is now a resident at a health care clinic.
Jerry Boylan: A man Jack encounters in Col. Godoy's room.
Crispin Reyna: A hired hand, working for the Colonel Godoy.
Maureen: A woman Jack almost marries.
Dagoberto Godoy: The Colonel who is seeking Amelita Sosa for revenge.
Mr Wally Scales: A man who comes to Jack's workplace and asks questions about Lucy and Amelita. He tells Jack that he, Wally, is from the Immigration Service.
Dick Nichols: Lucy's wealthy father.
Carville: A facility for the care of patients with leprosy.
Harby Soule: A urologist. He married Maureen, the womanl Jack almost married.
Buddy Jeannette: An old friend of Jack's who dies and his body is brought to Mullen and Sons Funeral Directors.
Alvin Cromwell: Jack finds Alvin's name and number on a memo pad in Col. Godoy's room.
Amelita Sosa: The young woman who died and Jack and Sister Lucy make a trip to bring her body to the funeral home.
Bertie: Jack's nickname for the Colonel, Dagoberto.
Anna Marie: An elderly resident at Carrollton Health Care Center who Cully wants to know better.
Dolores Wilson: Lucy's mother's housekeeper.
Raejeanne: Leo's wife and Jack's sister.
Mary Jo: Cully's daughter-in-law.
Mario: One of the bartenders at Mandina's.
Cedric: An employee at the Carrollton Health Care Center.
Nola: A prostitute and source of information for Roy, when he was on the police department.
Francis: Add a description of this character.
Jimmy Linahan: Owner of the International Lounge.
Cully: How Jack refers to his old friend, Tom Cullen.
Rosemary: Roy's wife.
Sister Lucy: A person who comes with Jack to pick up a body for the funeral home.
Robert: When Dick Nichols and Col. Godoy meet at a restaurant, Robert is their waiter.
Sister Teresa Victor: Leo asks Jack if he ever met Sister Teresa Victor at Charity Hospital.
Betty Barr: The woman who hired Jack for the modeling shots.
Dr. Rudolfo Meza: After doing a biopsy on Amelita, the doctor informed the Colonel of her medical condition.
Aunt Elodie: Jack's mother's aunt, who was married to a man whose father got leprosy.
Clovis: Dick Nicholas's driver.
Miz Hollenbeck: Administrator for Carrollton Health Care Center.
Darla "The Exotic Darla": A dancer at the International Lounge.
Little One: A large man who Jack and Roy knew in Angola.
Dickie Duschene: A bookmaker and husband of a prostitute Roy used to get information when Roy was a cop.
Enrique Bermudez: A Contra chief.
Nacio: A person who works for Colonel Godoy. Show all 44 characters
“"You've never been to Central America. There the poor are the ones who are robbed. And murdered."”
Baton Rouge: Where Leo spoke to some influential people and got Jack's prison sentence reduced.
Louisiana State Pennetiary: Another prison where Jack served time.
New Orleans: Where Buddy Jeanette was born. Also, where the Colonel is currently.
Mandina's: A bar that Leo and Jack like to go after funerals.
Honduras: Where Jack's father died, working for United Fruit.
Nicaragua: Where Sister Lucy went to try to get someone back to Carville for a place to care for her health.
Angola: A prison where Jack served time.
Managua: A colonel in the National Guard took Amelita to Managua with false promises.
Florida: Where two of the men working for the colonel, came from before coming to New Orleans.
Mississippi: When Roy and Jack are dealing with the two men hired by Col. Godoy, they threaten to dump their bodies in the Mississippi.
Jinotega: Sister Lucy tells Jack that the hospital, Sagrado Familia was near Jinotega.
Sagrada Familia: This is a hospital that is near Jinotega.
White House: Lucy's father donates large amounts of money to various causes and has even been to dinner at the White House.
Carville: A place where an order of nuns care for patients diagnosed with leprosy. Jack is asked to go to pick up a dead body.
Gulfport: Where Jack goes to check Alvin Cromwell, a person whose phone was in the Colonel's room.
Maison Blanche: A business Jack did fashion adds for.
Miami: Both of the men working for Col. Godoy have roots in Miami.
Lakeview: A funeral home in Metairie where they do hundreds of funerals a year.
Bayou Bar: A bar Leo mentions.
Beretta: When Jack and Roy stop two men who worked for the colonel, they found the men were carrying barettas.
Jackson Square: One of the places Jack went to for his modeling job.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Where Jack is told that they will have a service for his friend.
Holy Family Mission: Where Jack picks up Sister Lucy for their trip.
Sazerac Lounge: This is a lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel where Jack remembers seeing Lucy.
National Hanson's Disease Center: Formerly called Louisiana Leper Home. This is a place Jack goes to in order to bring a deceased patient to the funeral home.
Nicaraguan Embassy in Washington D.C.: The colonel is the military attache at the Nicaraguan Embassy.
Senorita University: Where the colonel promised to enroll Amelita in this school.
Audubon Street: Where Lucy's mom lives and where Lucy asks Jack to meet her.
African Baptist Church: Where Doris took Lucy to services when Lucy was younger.
Paiwas: Where the colonel's men slashed the throats of nine farmers.
Carrollton Health Care Center: Where Jack goes to pick up a body to bring to the funeral home. Jack also sees an old friend as one of the residents.
International Lounge: Where Roy Hicks is currently a bartender.
St. Louis Hotel: Where Col. Godoy is staying in New Orleans.
Jenotepe: Col. Godoy tells Dick Nichols of the Sandinistas overrunning the garrison at Jenotepe. Show all 37 settings
EVERY TIME THEY GOT A CALL from the leper hospital to pick up a body Jack Delaney would feel himself coming down with the flu or something.
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Original Language: English
Publisher: Arbor House
Publication Date: 1987
Page Count: 345
Library of Congress: PS3562.E55 B3 1987
Reading Level: Adults
The story discusses a number of people with sexual fantasies.
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