From the book jacket:
Welcome to Familyland, an offshoot of Lamaar Studios. Once a small,
Southern California animation house, it has grown into an entertainment
conglomerate encompassing movies, television, music, video games, and a
sprawling theme park.
When an actor portraying Familyland's beloved mascot,
Rambunctious Rabbit, is brutally murdered on park grounds, Lamaar
executives are worried that the idyllic image of '50s America
represented in Familyland will be shattered. They ask Mike Lomax and
his partner Terry Biggs, the LAPD detectives assigned to solve the
case, to keep the circumstances surrounding the death of their
When a second Lamaar employee is killed, Lomax and Biggs uncover
a conspiracy to destroy Familyland and settle an unknown vendetta.
Still under pressure to keep the...
Beyond the Book
Karp's 1st time novelist status belies his experience as a writer - gleaned from
many years as an advertising copyrighter on accounts such as Coca-Cola, Gillette
and Paine Webber (remember the "Thank you Paine Webber ads?), followed by
further time spent as a writer/producer on TV sitcoms such as "Amen", "Baby
Talk" and "Working It Out". He has also written a play, "Squabbles", which
has been performed in over 500 theaters, and a movie, "Just Looking", that was
released in 2000.
He was born and brought up in and around New York City. Graduating with a
BA in English during the Vietnam era he spent six months on active duty with the
National Guard in Missouri, before signing up as an advertising copyrighter.
He spent the next 22 years in the ad business,...