Hardcover pages are tight and clean. Book appears un-read. There is light shelfwear and rubbing to the boards. 214 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1995. ISBN: 044651747X. Novelist Danny Pastor liked what he found in lazily beautiful Puerto Valloarta, Mexico: Luz Maria, a woman he was crazy about; cantinas that played his kind of music, and la dolce via, the sweet life. That was the problem. Danny needed to write, and he was up against a blank wall, not turning out a word while his money ran low and his nerves went wild.