It s a bloodthirsty town, Hollywood. No matter how popular you are, there's always someone who'd be happier if you were dead. Barry Gerber, one of the most hated men in Hollywood, is a no-show for a red carpet event. The next morning he turns up dead, killed in such a bizarre way that neither Detectives Mike Lomax nor Terry Biggs nor anyone in Forensics has ever seen anything like it before. Two days later, the prime suspect another despised show-business bad boy is found murdered in the same sadistic manner. The list of suspects then becomes as long as the credits in a summer blockbuster.
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"Though brisk and cynical, this depiction of Tinseltown falls short of the standard set by Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty." - PW.
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Marshall Karp's writing career has spanned a wide range of fields, from
advertising and marketing to television, screen, and stage. He is the author of
the play Squabbles and the screenwriter for the 2000 film Just Looking.
He has written four novels featuring the detective team of Lomax and Biggs: The Rabbit Factory, Bloodthirsty, Flipping Out and Cut, Paste, Kill.. Karp lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York.
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