Ferrigno, Robert

ISBN 10: 0688103146 / ISBN 13: 9780688103149
Published by New York: Morrow, (1993.) dj, 1993
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Author's second book, a noir novel set in the Los Angeles area, featuring Quinn, a disillusioned former investigative reporter, and his partner Jen Takamura. SIGNED on the title page. 285 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 64219

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Publisher: New York: Morrow, (1993.) dj

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Following the suicide death of a friend, a former investigative reporter and his photojournalist partner start snooping around and turn up nastiness on the dark side of the L.A. political scene

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The fast-lane style that made Horse Latitudes overnight reading propels Ferrigno's new caper with equal speed. After public reaction to his newspaper column prompts a killer to be set free--with deadly results--Quinn (his only name) quits and joins the stylish gossip magazine SLAP , described as &quot;attack journalism with a manicure. &quot; Quinn and sexy photojournalist phenomenon Jen Takamura are covering a &quot;Musclemen for Jesus&quot; rally when he gets a frantic message from Andy, a buddy who hustles stolen high - tech hardware. Andy is on the run after witnessing the shooting of one of his customers, a sexual athlete who produced the TV show Straight Talk , hosted by the Oprah-ish Sissy Mizelle. Quinn gives the police Andy's story and a description of the killer, but they find Andy shot with the same gun, an apparent suicide, and close the case. Random clues make Quinn curious about Sissy and her singing-cowboy husband, John Stratton; when he and Jen get near Sissy's secret, the killer closes in. The characters--especially &quot;Mr. Hollywood,&quot; a former colleague who gives Quinn all the Tinseltown dirt, and a villainous ex-pro football player who is addicted to the Home Shopping Network--are as offbeat as Carl Hiaasen's wounded zanies, and the ending is a perfect fadeout. BOMC and QPB alternates; author tour. <br />Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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