Widows, kids, lovers, businessmen, presidents, cabinet officers, waitresses, artists, teachers, writers, lawyers and crooks all get their triumphs and comeuppances in novelist Lewis Kornfelds brilliant first collection of short and very-short stories. Mayhem and murder share equal billing with witty, pleasant tales reminiscent of O. Henry; and all are peopled by characters from juniors to seniors few of whom seem beyond plotting to reduce or increase the population (by one or more lives) without notice or trepidation.
One of Kornfelds lawyers falls in love in an elevator, another dies leaving a fortune he wasnt supposed to have. His cabinet officer and president plot ways to save (and alter) the Post Office Department. An accountant goes berserk over the presence of foreign luxury cars on our highways. In an hilarious tale, reporter Linda Olsons NFL locker room brouhaha is revisited in a small Texas town. So by now you get the point...that Lewis Kornfelds reach is from Paradise to Hell, with plenty of earthy stops in between.
Prediction: The 25 stories that comprise The Pheromone Factor will leave you gasping, laughing, crying, wishing for more, just like the authors recently published novel, Fielders Choice!