By John Greenya - Special to THe Washington Times Shares
Unlike the crime-solving heroes of many of Mr. Handler's partners in crime-writing, and I'm thinking in particular of the late Robert Parker's Spenser and his huge and scary buddy Hawk, protagonist Benji Golden is your average below-average guy: "I'm twenty-five, but look younger," explains Benji. "In the world of casting agents I'm what's known as a juvenile type. I'm exactly one quarter-inch shy of five-feet-six, weigh a buck thirty-seven and am exceedingly baby-faced. But I'm plenty feisty."