Can Hollywood's rich and famous find happiness in the Third World—or will they find only murder? That's the question that blues-playing police lieutenant Nicky Rachmaninoff must answer in Robert Westbrook's third book in The Left-Handed Policeman series, Lady Left.
Having exposed the Hollywood dream machine and the world of rock and roll in his previous two mysteries, Robert Westbrook now gives the same delightfully satirical treatment to another hot topic on the Hollywood scene: fashionable leftist politics. Nicky Rachmaninoff must take on Tinsel Town's liberal elite as it involves itself in a wild scheme to make the hemisphere safe for romance, revolution, and beautiful people everywhere.
A reluctant Nicky is persuaded to "vacation" in Nicaragua by his loving ex-wife, Susan Merril, who is determined to shed her glamour-girl image by becoming a leftist activist. The vacation goes wrong from the start: Nicky's feisty Beverly Hills daughter, fourteen-year-old Tanya, falls madly in love with a Nicaraguan soldier; and a far-left Hollywood professor, Cory Heard, introduces Nicky to a complicated scam that maybe—just maybe—is intended to bring the Sandinistas hack into power.
But when Cory Heard is apparently murdered at the site of the late dictator Somoza’s buried treasure, Nicky must put down his margarita in favor of a gun and mineral water, as he uncovers a trail that leads him back to Beverly Hills—and into the arms of Cory's activist wife, the film superstar Katherine Hall. She is dark, passionate, devious, and out for Nicky, one way or another; she is the alluring and dangerous Lady Left.
Nothing in Hollywood or the Third World is what it seems. From the jungles of Nicaragua to the elegant homes of Beverly Hills and the palatial desert estates of Palm Springs, Lady Left is a darkly comic, intricate, and suspenseful story of what happens when glamour, murder, and politics mix.
- Categoría BISAC FIC022090
- Formato Epub 2
- Idioma Inglés
- Año 2009