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1999 Stories by Jay Cheshes

Archives: 1999 | 1998
  • Ménage à Chess

    published July 29, 1999

    Check. My king is cornered, surrounded on all sides by knights and rooks and pawns. There is one way out, a diagonal move across the board, but... More >>

  • KGB Meets BSO

    published July 16, 1999

    If Hollywood were to revisit the Cold War era with a movie about an idealistic rogue inside the KGB, studio execs would probably cast a large,... More >>

  • KGB Meets BSO

    published July 15, 1999

    If Hollywood were to revisit the Cold War era with a movie about an idealistic rogue inside the KGB, studio execs would probably cast a large,... More >>

  • Nitpicking Flowers

    published June 24, 1999

    When you write a book about fanatics, you might expect to offend a few of them, even if the book is, essentially, about flowers. In the six... More >>

  • Everybody Wants a Piece of Crease

    published June 10, 1999

    It's a classic tale in rock 'n' roll: dreams of a record deal -- and the ensuing sex and drugs and MTV appearances -- nearly crushed by lawyers,... More >>

  • Sexual Roulette

    published May 27, 1999

    By all accounts Greg Scott, a solid, 37-year-old "gym boy" with a dirty-blond tuft of hair under his lip and a stylized biohazard symbol tattooed... More >>

  • Magnum PMS

    published May 6, 1999

    Valerie Bailey is in her garage, sitting behind a big brown desk under a framed portrait of John Lennon playing a snow-white baby grand. The... More >>

  • Secrets and Crimes

    published April 22, 1999

    A twin-engine Aerocommander dipped from the sky above Lantana's municipal airport. Caught in a gust the plane hovered above the tarmac before... More >>

  • You Can Fight City Hall

    published April 1, 1999

    Earlier this year, not long before a Broward County judge paved the way for Jim Stephanis' enrichment, Linda Kristeff, his sweetheart of 11 years,... More >>

  • Lecher's Little Helper

    published March 4, 1999

    Attorney Mark Boyd got the call late on a Monday night a little more than a year ago. The pained voice on the other end of the line delivered... More >>

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    published February 11, 1999

    The first time, the thieves came through the front door, smashing the glass and going straight for the glimmering display case full of silver... More >>

  • Cold-Blooded Smuggling

    published February 4, 1999

    In one cage a quintuplet of blue-green rhinoceros iguanas crowd driftwood perches. In another, cougar cubs wrestle like rambunctious... More >>

  • A Never-Say-Die Investment

    published January 14, 1999

    Sidney Maurer's hair is thinning, his face deeply lined with wrinkles, his eyes heavy with age. He lives on the third floor of a nondescript... More >>

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