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Posted July 14, 2007
Another Winner in This Series
Robert Eversz scores another hit in his Nina Zero series. As always, paparazzi photographer Nina can't seem to avoid trouble, especially when they relate to her dysfunctional family. This time she's roaming the mean streets of L.A. with her loyal sidekick, a toothless Rottweiler, investigating a cult that has an unhealthy interest in the dead bones of long-gone celebrities. Since Nina is on parole, her nosing into police business doesn't make her popular with L.A.'s finest, including her parole officer. Nonetheless, in pursuit of answers, not to mention the perfect tabloid shot, she chases down every lead - and gives the reader one fine story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
wild journalistic investigative tale
Hollywood paparazzi Nina Zero works for the tabloid Scandal Times fittingly out of a former sewage works warehouse in the San Fernando Valley. Her boss Frank informs Nina that the two of them are flying to Chicago and from there driving to a cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana where someone stole the remains of Rebel Without a Cause actor James Dean. Frank tells Nina that her parole officer gave the okay for her and her Frank to go on the assignment.--- In Indiana, Nina and Frank wonder who would steal the bones of Dean and why. Could the culprits be kids on a lark, the Raelians who believe ET scientists planted humanity on earth and desire a cloning of Mr. Dean, or a the Church of the Divine Thespians, whom she ¿met¿ in Hollywood through a tip from a rough living sixteen year old recent Hoosier transplant. Anyway you look at it; Nina plans to rattle a bone or two even as the skeletons from her own past such as Mary Alice Baker (her family name) surface to shake her complacency.--- The latest Nina Zero Hollywood (and in this case Indiana) tale is a wild journalistic investigative tale that is all over the place, but ultimately returns to classic American economics of supply and demand (everything has a price and is for sale). A subplot involving Mary Alice¿s sister whom she has not seen in decades adds knowledge to what readers know about the ex-con. Though the ending may put some readers off the series (this reviewer thought it apropos), Robert Eversz third tale may be a Zero, but is also a five star look at Hollywood.--- Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.