Wow, who knew Joe Pike would ever be portrayed as so, um,gangsta. From the smokin' hot LA Times Magazine crime fiction issue. As I once toldSteve Weddle, in a fictitious world there's no one else I would call if I ever found myself in a jam. The baddest vegetarian on the planet. Great reading with the dynamic duo of Ms. Gran and Ms. Abbott in this issue too so get on it, crime junkies. If only other major newspapers would rock an issue like this. Are you listening, New York Times? Onward.