America's Foremost Dancing Skeleton!
Ever since he first wowed café society with his "Mambones" specialty
on the luxurious Ile de France ocean liner, Sammy has set standards
for elegance on the dance floor and bonhomie in the taverns of Manhattan.
Everyone knows that his "rattlin' rhythm" has shared the stage with
the world's finest musicians, including Duke Ellington, Xavier Cugat,
the Eddy Duchin Orchestra, Orpheus Black, Bix the Trumpet Playing
Dog, the Glenn Miller "ghost" band and, of course, the Grateful
Dead. But few know that Sammy also uses the hypnotic power of his
dance moves to make others see him however he wishes to be seen...or
not see him at all! With a secret network of agents scattered throughout
New York from the pinnacles of power to the darkest crannies of
the waterfront, Sammy roots out the chilling secrets and ugly crimes
of the "beautiful people." Is he the remains of Grantland "Pinky"
Asquith, sad scion of Knickerbocker high society who killed himself
over a poker debt? Or of the Great Petrov, the Russian ballet star
with revolutionary sympathies reputedly poisoned by Rasputin? Or
of Hercule LaFitte, the legendary "Duc Dansant" of 18th Century
France who danced himself to death at Versailles for the love of
a Gypsy princess? Or is it all just a masterful hoax? Only the dead
know for sure!