Title: The Hood of Justice
Author: Mark Alders
Cover artist: Angela Waters
Publisher: Extasy Books
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Length: 148 pages (according to publisher’s website)
Rating: 3.75 out of 5
A guest review by Sirius
Summary: This funny twist on the Super Hero theme made me laugh, but made me a little uncomfortable too.
Rookie police officer Casey Watson is dedicated to his job, works long hours and tries to make a difference within his district fighting crime. He is a can-do man, keen and eager to keep the city safe at night. Together, with his rough and tough work partner and good buddy, Bruce O’Connell, they make a great team.
Casey also has a magical foreskin.
When he cock docks with any perpetrator, when his foreskin tingles to let him know the criminal he has apprehended is guilty, the magic within his amazing foreskin makes any man tell the truth. What’s more, they forget how and why they told as soon as Casey climaxes, too.
But if anyone finds out about his foreskin’s abilities, he could be suspended, kicked off the force at the worst. Can Casey continue to perform his duties while using his foreskins abilities? Or will he have to reveal his secret to not only protect himself but Bruce as well?
I have to admit that the main reason why I requested the book is because I thought that the blurb sounded horribly bad and I wanted to see for myself whether it was, indeed, that bad. Well, I am glad I read this one for sure, because I enjoyed it much more than I expected to, although at times I was still a little uncomfortable. I have to say that this is the first book I have read by this writer and I was told that his books are usually quite original and funny. I definitely agree with this assessment as the book WAS original and quite funny, too.
You have read the blurb, so needless to say that if after reading it you are expecting our hero to follow police procedures, well you should not be reading this story, otherwise you may be very disappointed then.
Basically I got the impression that the author mainly wrote a spoof on the Super Hero theme, and our Casey is a super hero with a very special ability, which the blurb describes quite accurately. I did laugh while I was reading this story — and more than once — however I freely admit that several times I had to remind myself that this is humor and not a serious story about how the police work. Let me be clear, the main reason why I had to remind myself is not because Casey happily decides to abandon rules and regulations since he can catch criminals much faster and efficiently using his special ability instead of using said rules and regulations. After all, we all know that Superman and Batman and many other famous ones catch criminals with their super powers instead of following rules and regulations, so of course our young super hero uses his special ability — quite successfully too.
I have to say that this story actually does have pretty good action/adventure plot, which I liked, it is not just Casey going around and catching random criminals that way. No, we have the evil one to catch and our heroes being in danger and actually I REALLY enjoyed the beginning of love story. I think I was really afraid that the love story subplot would come out too satirical, too farce-like, but it was surprisingly gentle and tender, considering all the circumstances how it began.
My biggest issue, and I think my limit where I had to smack myself over the head, was when Casey had to take the suspect’s dick out and well, initiate the cockdocking. For me, funny or not, it felt too close to rape and those were the moments where humor fell flat for me. I think that if all of them were drawn to Casey like flies to honey in a completely voluntary way, I would have enjoyed the story much more and would have been more amused. However, that was not the case.
Recommended, but personally I will have to rely on the reviews when I seek out this author’s other books, to see if the humor in each one is right for me.