The Golden Orange (Bookcassette(r) Edition)

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9780930435752: The Golden Orange (Bookcassette(r) Edition)

In his first novel in five years, Joseph Wambaugh focuses on a special part of the California scene, the Gold Coast of Orange County. Winnie Farlow, forty-year-old ex-cop, is more interested in drinking that looking over the yachts and bikinis that decorate exclusive Newport Beach. But his notoriety has brought him to the attention of Tess Binder, a stunningly beautiful and sexually-spirited three-time divorcee with an uncertain future. She brings with her the mystery of her father's death and the fear of her own fate. Soon Winnie, too, is the target of an unknown assailant. "The Golden Orange" is filled with surprises, humor, and a feel for human foibles - an offbeat suspense story by a true master, available only in Bookcassette Audio.

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When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost his shield, he lost the only protection he had. Ever since, he's been fighting a bad back, fighting the bottle, fighting his conscience. But now he's in for a special fight. Never before has he come up against anyone like Tess Binder. She's a stunningly beautiful, sexually spirited three-time divorcee from Newport Beach--capital of California's Golden Orange, where wallets are fat, bikinis are skimpy, and cosmetic surgery is one sure way to a billionaire's bank account. Nearly a year ago Tess Binder's father washed up on the beach with a bullet in his ear. The coroner called it suicide, but to Tess it means the fear of her own fate. And Winnie Farlowe is a man willing to follow wherever she leads--straight into the juicy pulp of the Golden Orange, a world where money is everything, but nothing adds up . . . where death and chicanery flourish amidst ranches, mansions, and yachting parties. In his long-awaited new novel, best-selling author Joseph Wambaugh combines harrowing suspense, scathing humor, and a moving portrait of a man on the brink of self-destruction.

"[Wambaugh's] laserlike descriptions of Orange County are worth the price of admission."--The New York Times Book Review

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"[Wambaugh's] laserlike descriptions of Orange County are worth the price of admission."--The New York Times Book Review

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