J.M. Leduc does it again! Sinclair O’Malley is back in the biker’s saddle riding herd on mayhem and the malign in ‘Painted Beauty,’ a tale with more twists and turns than a double-jointed rhumba dancer. Leduc’s precise strokes of expert narrative and confident plots paint such a vivid picture, so colorful and unexpected, that I found myself hopelessly offering myself to Sin’s dream world just so I could stay there a little bit longer. Everybody needs a Sin in their lives. She’s the daughter I never had and always feared I deserved.