Charlie Carr is Petievich's ruthless T-Man, a hard-nosed detective in the gutsy, no-nonsense tradition of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. In Money Men, Carr is hot on the trail of two thugs who have gunned down a young undercover agent - a torturous trail that will lead from the smoke-filled hangouts of sordid Chinatown, to a desperate scheme to steal counterfeit money from counterfeiters themselves, and finally, to a brutal blood-drenched confrontation in a magnificent penthouse overlooking the streets of LA's seamy underworld.
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Gerald Petievich has made a career in criminal investigation. He served first as a Special Agent in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps, and, as a Special Agent of the U.S. Secret Service of the Treasury Department, he spent some time in the Paris office where he worked with Interpol, chasing counterfeiters of U.S. currency all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
He comes from a family of cops - his father and brother are both officers in the Los Angeles Police Department, and he has been working as Secret Service Representative to the Los Angeles Federal Strike Force Against Organised Crime and Racketeering.
Gerald Petievich is as intensely committed to his job - and as free from illusions about it - as is his protagonist, Charles Carr.
The authors' experiences intensify the reality of his numerous, and critically aclaimed works. His best selling novel, "To Live and Die in L.A.," was made into a major motion picture. Some of his other titles are "To Die in Beverly Hills," "Paramour," "Earth Angels," "Money Men," "Shakedown," and "The Quality of the Informant."Review:
"A significant debut! A new voice and vision in a genre where entertainment can be illuminating as well." -- L.A. Times
"An impressive achievement! A sure hand, a fine ear for dialogue, and a canny feel for plotting! -- New York Times
Straightforward, interesting, realistic, hard-hitting, and suspenseful! Gerald Petievich has done a remarkable job...! -- Best Sellers
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