When the DEA recruits his roommate Julian to discover Andy's mushroom source, Julian is shocked to find the source is an actual Leprechaun. Will the DEA believe him? Also, a centaur with bladder control issues and an exhibitionist wood nymph.
I am seeking representation for myFantasy/Thriller The Leprechaun Connection, complete at 75,000 words. Like its namesake, (The French Connection) this tale contains a heart-stopping extended chase scene, but with a twist: the leprechaun, Andy and Julian are pursued through the streets of Dublin by DEA agents riding super-powered Vespas.
Andy and his roommate Julian transport luggage at LaGuardia Airport by day; by night they warm the local bar stools selling magic mushrooms Andy gets from a leprechaun named Shamus in the Catskill Mountains. When Shamus, in an effort to finally return to his homeland, engages them both with comical tales and free samples of the potent mushrooms of Ireland, Andy and Julian book a flight and agree to smuggle Shamus aboard. What Andy doesn’t know is that Julian is secretly working with DEA agents who have incriminating evidence against him on another matter, to help them stop the supply of hallucinogenic fungi.
Happy to be home after 217 years away, Shamus (and company) heads directly to an ancient pub where Siobhan, the wood nymph and part-time stripper, is still serving up pints to a select clientele composed of elves, ogres, centaurs, Satyrs, and of course fairies and leprechauns. Andy, with a few clues from Shamus and the nymph, finally figures out what Julian and the obviously rogue DEA agents are up to; he temporarily succeeds in outsmarting them with a diversionary Limerick Contest. But he and Shamus are thrown into despair by the death of Siobhan during a moonlit escape from the cellars and tunnels beneath the pub. With help from an array of Celtic mythological creatures steeped in tradition who reveal powerful secrets of magic and myth, as well as a Depends-dependent centaur and a few motor vehicles, Andy gathers his courage as he and Julian make one last desperate plan, hoping to escape with their lives. The story ends in a dramatic climax scene that involves a leap of faith for a last-minute boarding of the Queen Mary II.
I have enclosed the first chapter in the hopes that this query has piqued your interest enough that you desire to read on.