I belong to a listserv (of mostly librarians) that discusses fiction, and often people post "stumpers" of books their patrons are looking for but can't remember the title of.
Today, someone posted this:
"A patron was looking for this paperback thriller. He believed he saw it in the mid-1980s and it had a VC-Andrewsesque shlocky cover.
This is his exact description of the book:
And hey, are you EVER going to find that book I'm still looking for, the one about the catatonic mobster with a perpetual erection trying to kill his son and ex-wife who are hiding in the Louisiana Bayou being protected by the ex-Navy (or was it Air Force?) guy with night blindness?
If anyone recognizes it, let me know, because I MUST read this book.