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Kiss Me, Judas After sleeping with a beautiful woman he picked up in a Denver hotel bar, ex-cop Phineas Poe awakens in a bloody, ice-filled bathtub to this note: ''If...Kiss Me, JudasFiction, True Crime After sleeping with a beautiful woman he picked up in a Denver hotel bar, ex-cop Phineas Poe awakens in a bloody, ice-filled bathtub to this note: ''If...1998-12-04Viking
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Kiss Me, Judas

Genre: Fiction, True Crime; Author: Will Christopher Baer; Status: In Season; Publisher: Viking

After sleeping with a beautiful woman he picked up in a Denver hotel bar, ex-cop Phineas Poe awakens in a bloody, ice-filled bathtub to this note: ”If you want to live, call 911.” Turns out the woman, Jude, stole one of his kidneys. But instead of seeking revenge, Kiss Me, Judas’ strung-out, unstable Phineas improbably falls in love with her, and the kidney-toting couple play cat and mouse with a bizarre panoply of human-organ-selling lowlifes. Will Christopher Baer’s scalpel-sharp noir style proves a mesmerizing lure, but it can’t compensate for a hazy plot that veers from the nauseating (much gratuitous, ornately sadistic violence) to the nonsensical. C+

Originally posted December 4 1998 — 12:00 AM EST

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