Thursday, May 10, 2012

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EARTHQUAKE WEATHERAmazon.com: EARTHQUAKE WEATHER eBook: Terrill Lee Lankford, Michael Connelly: Books: EARTHQUAKE WEATHER - An L.A. Times Bestseller

A veteran filmmaker and novelist now creates a riveting noir set in the power-mad jungle of Hollywood. In Earthquake Weather a natural disaster shakes a city and an industry to their cores, revealing new layers of deceit, desire, and deadly aggression.

Hollywood. The land of dreams and schemes. Mark Hayes has a dream. To make movies. But that’s easier wished for than done. Years of frustrating career moves have yielded little progress and Mark now finds himself in a dead end job as a “creative executive” for the loathsome producer, Dexter Morton at Prescient Pictures, the hottest new production company in town. A job like that could lead to big things—but Dexter Morton has no interest in promoting Mark’s ambitions. Then a major earthquake rocks Los Angeles and all deals are off. And when Mark finds a body floating in Dexter’s pool he goes from D-Boy to murder suspect before he can say “three picture deal”.

1 comment:

  1. Lankford should write more. Of all his books, I like SHOOTERS the best, but this one is a great insider look at Hollywood. The mystery plot is almost secondary.

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