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Surveillance Pelicana Chapter Ten: ‘Busted Flat at Baton Rouge’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) CHAPTER TEN “Busted Flat at Baton Rouge” Observations about New Orleans precede Tyger’s meeting at the Hyatt Hotel with Joe Fine. They go over upcoming cases. Joe gives Tyger Mildred Baker’s deposition to read in what will become a celebrated encounter. Later, Dorothy calls Tyger, tells…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter Nine: ‘Long Arm of the Law’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) CHAPTER NINE Discussion ensues on the practical nature and methods of actual investigation. Tyger traces vehicle tags at the Motor Vehicle Office where he is given free reign. During one visit, Tyger’s mentor, E.Z. Jones, the office manager, and others are arrested by state policemen for running…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter Eight: ‘Dis Side of Da Bayou Blue’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) CHAPTER EIGHT “Dis Side of Da Bayou Blue” Tyger leaves early in the day for an assignment deep in Cajun country at Cocodrie, Terrebonne Parish. Numerous observations are made concerning the bayou country and strange ways of the people. After some confusion, Tyger sets up the…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter Seven: ‘Super Sleuth’s Eye of the Tyger’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) CHAPTER SEVEN “Super Sleuth’s Eye of the Tyger” Joe Fine, the Super Sleuth, former Israeli agent and president of IRS Inc., arrives at New Orleans International Airport. Tyger meets and greets him. They go to Dorothy’s house where Joe Fine demonstrates the secret video surveillance system…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 6: ‘Waking the Dead at MacLand and Bobby’s’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.)   CHAPTER SIX “Waking the Dead at MacLand and Bobby’s Mac Long and Sarah Ivy, friends of Tyger, hold court at MacLand. They make local derelict Clyde get out of the trash. Some bongo jamming takes place. Later, Tyger, Mac and Armor’s go to Bobby’s Club…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 5: ‘People Behaving Badly’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.)   Chapter Five: Tyger works a case at Avondale. This chapter contrasts the official details of investigation with actual impressions. The Subject has a car accident while under observation. Tyger also works Hassan Ibn Ben Hassan in a burned out part of New Orleans’ Seventh Ward,…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 4: ‘IRS Inc.’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.)   Chapter Four: Tyger interviews at Marrero for an insurance investigator’s position with Dorothy Lafleur of Information Retrieval Services (IRS) Inc. The position is explained and Tyger is hired. He begins his first assignment at Kenner with a negative outcome.   CHAPTER Four “IRS Inc.”  …


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 3: ‘What a Revolting Development This Is’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.)   Chapter Three Synopsis: Poetry night continues at the Blue Bayou. Events take an unpropitious turn towards ugliness due to a convergence of circumstances attributable to karmic order. Mona Mona and her friend Roger initiate a riot resulting in the total devastation of the bar. Tyger…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 2: ‘Night of the Living Poets’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapter Two Synopsis: Following the Saints playoff loss, Tyger and his friend Armor’s Tungsten attend an open-mike poetry night at the Blue Bayou club on Tchopitoulas Street.   CHAPTER TWO “Night of the Living Poets”   “SURVEILLANCE PELICANA” Chapter Two Weisman 21   A horrible shroud…


Surveillance Pelicana Chapter 1: ‘Good Morning, New Orleans’

SURVEILLANCE PELICANA BY DAN WEISMAN (The entire book appears at this link with chapters added after appearing online: https://www.escondidograpevine.com/surveillance-pelicana-full-book-chapters-added-as-they-appear-online/.) Chapter One Synopsis: On Christmas Day 1987, Tyger Williams, video artist, discovers a classified ad for an insurance investigator which he answers. On New Year’s Day, he burns the “box of troubles” at the abandoned 1984 World’s Fair site Downtown New Orleans. Later, he attends a…