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Hollywood mega-star Darian Fable is making a daring escape from his celebrity shackles. Fueled by a fervent ambition to exorcise his torturous childhood, Fable, formerly known as David Faulkner, scaled the treacherous heights of the movie business to become Hollywood's golden boy. Collecting Oscars and commanding an A-list salary, Darian is surrounded by sniveling studio executives, seedy agents and intrusive reporters who ravenously leech his talent, fame and fortune. Haunted by his formative years on Chicago's south side under the oppressive rule of an abusive father and aunt, the entertainment emperor pines for a family life and friends he can trust. As Hollywood gasps, Darian relinquishes his throne and disappears with his entertainment mogul wife for a quiet existence in the Connecticut hills. A sensational news story unfolds as his decision to abandon stardom produces a turbulent chain of events, threatening the careers of the entertainment industry's most powerful people. Even in seclusion, Darian is under intense glare and in grave danger as the former star is hunted by vengeful studio executives, vulturous paparazzi and his shadowy past.
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New author Billy McCarthy sets a genre precedent with this smart, dynamic thriller. His debut novel delivers a punch to the gut of the entertainment industry, spotlighting obscene appetites for fame, backstabbing charades, cut throat tactics and the bitter consequences of celebrity. The author, a former rock artist and music industry personality, leverages real life experiences and insider insight to orchestrate this addictive tale of believable fiction. Breaking new literary ground, the book is the first ever to include a CD single inspired by the story, co-written by McCarthy and Chip Z'Nuff from E'Nuff Z'Nuff. In addition to McCarthy and Z'Nuff, guest performances on The Devil of Shakespeare single include Warrant's Jani Lane, Styx' James "JY" Young and Ron Flynt of 20/20.
". . .a promising new author." -- Pop Culture Press
"A fascinating and. . .brutal tale of the dark sides of suburbia and top-tier Hollywood Celebrity. . .a first-rate storyteller. . ." -- Northwest Indiana Times
"Strap in. . .[this book] is an UNBELIEVABLE RIDE!" -- Athena Kottak, celebrity guest commentator VH-1’s Behind the Music and E! True Hollywood Stories
"The truth is stranger than fiction and newcomer Billy McCarthy shows how strange the life of a celebrity can be." -- Island Waves, Texas A&M University
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Book Description BenBella Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1932100261 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1748898
Book Description BenBella Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111932100261
Book Description BenBella Books, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1932100261