The Curse of the Black Opal

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Zine
Title: The Curse of the Black Opal
Publisher: Mkashef Enterprises
Editor:
Author(s): Flamingo
Cover Artist(s): KOZ
Illustrator(s):
Date(s): 1996
Medium: print
Size:
Genre: slash and het
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast/Miami Vice
Language: English
External Links: publisher
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cover by Alayne?

The Curse of the Black Opal is a slash and het crossover 160-page novel by Flamingo. The cover artist is uncredited in the zine and may be either KOZ or Alayne.

This is a Castillo/Crockett/Tubbs & Castillo/Jack & Castillo/Elliot & Catherine/Vincent story.

Summary from the publisher, "Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs have gotten close to the dangerous arms merchants and lived to talk about it.Now, the Black Opal is in New York, storing caches of volatile weapons in the labyrinthine tunnels that twist below that city's bustling surface - tunnels that hold more secrets than even the Black Opal knows.District Attorney lawyers Joe Maxwell and Cathy Chandler need Crockett and Tubbs. But Sonny and Rico need a front man - and only their lieutenant, Martin Castillo, could play that role.The case is further complicated by the awkward triangle that has recently developed among the three Miami detectives, with Crockett at the center and Tubbs and Castillo at odd angles to each other. Even as the three struggle to balance their work and their passion, Martin Castillo is forced to keep his past a secret, a secret that threatens to tear their tenuous triangle apart - because his past centers around the tunnels of New York, Jack Gretsky, Elliot Burch and someone named Vincent.Now Castillo must reconcile his relationship with Sonny and Rico - and somehow guide the strange being he calls brother and Catherine Chandler along the dangerous route of their passion. Can he ever reconcile the man he is with the expectations of the patriarch who raised him, the man he has always called Father? Will he successfully prevent the Black Opal from destroying the island of Manhattan?"

Summary from a distributor, Agent With Style: "Crockett and Tubbs are astounded to discover that Castillo's childhood was nothing like they had imagined, but then, who could have imagined an entire community living beneath New York City, or that Castillo had grown up there? Or that he was good friends with a fierce-looking, but gentle leonine man named Vincent? And that Martin had brought his best two detectives there for a particular reason..."

From Media Monitor #34: "Finally, after 5 years, the novel is complete and will be available fall 1995. The "/" element is strictly VICE, the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST element is gorgeously passionate! Martin Castillo must return to the tunnels where he grew up, to save Sonny Crockett who has been kidnapped by "The Black Widow," the leader of a gang of terrorists Assistant District Attorney Catherine Chandler is working on bringing down. Adventure, suspense, intrigue and lots and lots of romance and lust!"

Summary from another issue of Media Monitor: "The criminal organizational known as the Black Opal has moved cached of weapons into the tunnels below New York. Only Sonny Crockett, Rico Tubb, and Martin Castillo can help lawyers Joe Maxwell and Cathy Chandler defeat the gang. But what secrets from Castillo's past stand in his way? And who is this person Castillo calls brother?"

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