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Temptation

A Novel

by Douglas Kennedy

Temptation by Douglas Kennedy
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2012
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Like all screenwriters in Tinsel Town, David Armitage wants to be rich and famous. Finally, after eleven years of disappointment and failure, big-time luck comes his way when one of his scripts is bought for television, making him the new toast of Hollywood as the creator of a smash hit series.

Suddenly a major power player, Armitage begins to reinvent himself at breakneck speed, quitting his day job, trading in his Reagan-era Volvo for a Porsche, and leaving his wife and daughter for a sleek, young producer.

Enter multibillionaire film buff Philip Fleck, who proposes an unsavory collaboration to the screenwriter. Armitage takes the bait and suddenly finds himself entering a decidedly Faustian pact - and unknowingly hopping an express ride to the lower depths of the Hollywood jungle.

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"[Kennedy] manages the tricky task of showing why David deserves his comeuppance, while simultaneously earning readers' sympathy." - Publishers Weekly

"The pages turn at such a blistering pace that readers will happily overlook the improbable plot." - Kirkus Reviews

"Kennedy is a skillful and very entertaining writer... a page-turner with real emotional heft." - Booklist

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Douglas Kennedy Author Biography

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Douglas Kennedy is the author of twelve novels, including the international bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, Leaving the World and The Moment. His latest novel, The Heat of Betrayal, is now available in English and in French as Mirage (with an American publication in Feb. 2016 under the title, The Blue Hour). He is also the author of three highly-praised travel books. Several of his novels have been filmed, including The Big Picture (starring Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve) and The Woman in the Fifth (with Ethan Hawke and Kristen Scott Thomas). He is currently working on his thirteenth novel.

Born in Manhattan in 1955, he has two children, Max and Amelia, and currently divides his time between Manhattan, Paris, London, Montreal and Maine

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