Callie Carlson has spent her life at odds with the sea. Growing up on the Florida Straits, she blames the Atlantic for her mother's and father's death and the enticement of her younger brother Jeff whom she has practically raised -- the only family member left to her now. When Jeff goes out in a storm, Callie is sure that the sea will finally steal the last of her blood ties. Her frantic waiting and watching on the docks draws the attention of her neighbor, Chase Mattingly.
Chase, a swarthy ex-SEAL turned diver, is in a maelstrom of his own. While his body recovers from the pain and rigors of the bends, the result of a recent diving accident, his mind is demonized by encroaching shadows in the night that play tricks on his eyes. Yet, that afternoon he finds it within himself to reach out to Callie...
When Callie's brother Jeff at long last returns safe with a salvaged boat in tow, and that boat turns out to be the scene of a murder, Callie and Chase find they must join forces to protect the young man -- from the law, and from the criminals who think he knows to much. Chase agrees, once he realizes the salvaged boat was found in the same spot on the ocean that his mysterious diving accident occurred. Caught between the danger and madness of the sea, Callie and Chase find they have only each other to cling to as they unravel the danger that threatens them all.
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LOVE AND GREED...SEX AND BETRAYAL...VIOLENCE AND LIES. THIS IS NO HOLLYWOOD MOVIE. THIS IS HOLLYWOOD.
Your guide -- Heyward Hoon, ambitious young screenwriter and floating matchmaker. Armed with only his little black book, he has a brand-new plan to conquer the fabulous hell called Hollywood. His ticket -- coolness-deprived studio megaboss Sydney Swinburne. The deal -- Heyward gives Sydney access to the town's most beautiful women, and Sydney opens for Heyward the dream factory's glittering industry door. There's one complication. Her name is Teal. And she turns a white-hot spotlight on both men's souls.
Deep from the inside comes a bravura portrait of Hollywood's light and dark sides that may be the most scathing, most moving, most entertaining novel you'll read this year.About the Author:
Coerte V.W. Felske was born in New York City and grew up in Manhattan and Quogue, Long Island. He attended Bronxville High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. He did his graduate work in film directing and screenwriting at Columbia University. The Shallow Man, originally published in 1995, was his first novel. His second novel, Word, came out in 1998 followed by The Millennium Girl in 2000. In 2008, the author established his independent literary imprint The Dolce Vita Press founded in conjunction with Amazon to publish and distribute his books. The imprint’s inaugural publication was The Shallow Man:15th Anniversary Edition released in September, 2009 followed by Scandalocity in May, 2010. In August, 2012 special anniversary editions of the acclaimed Word and The Millennium Girl were released along with the publication of Felske’s newest original novel, The Ivory Stretch, in January, 2013. The author launched The DVP to have significant contact with readership and to exercise creative control over his work from the editing to the covers, utilizing the top artists of the day. The DVP label derives from the Italian “dolce vita,” which translates to the “sweet life.” Felske was influenced by Federico Fellini’s masterwork, La Dolce Vita, a cinematic tale of a decadent group of glamorous partiers, nightclubbers, and exotic women as they navigate through Rome’s high society pursued by a playboy paparazzo. The author has referred to his early literature as “dolce vita fiction,” stories about nightclub impresarios, serial womanizers, fashionistas, fortune hunting women, entertainment business hopefuls, and scandal scribes entrenched in a similar dolce vita circuitry; i.e., characters living modern versions of that illusory ‘sweet life’ depicted in Fellini’s film. In addition to the The Ivory Stretch, the author has two more completed works coming soon. Felske’s Chemical/Animal, his take on marriage in the 21st century and his 2nd written in first person as a woman, will be released in late 2013; A Touch of Noir will be released in 2014, a 1940s Hollywood detective mystery-thriller. All Felske titles for The DVP are available at the author’s Web site coertefelske.com, thedolcevitapress.com, Amazon.com, BN.com, independent bookstores and e-book distributors worldwide. To request a review or signed copy, write to the publisher, or for news, updates and an in-depth biography visit the author’s Web site at coertefelske.com.
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Book Description Grand Central Publishing, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110446609005