Get Lucky

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With a backdrop of greedy corporations, beautiful women and punishing Santa Ana winds, Get Lucky is a wild ride through the uneven streets of Hollywood at the dawn of the 21st century. Christian Wiley, once a reputable police detective, now swerves between personal demons, Hollywood's decadent elite and the bruised hustlers who have been kicked in the teeth and into the gutter.

"A hundred thousand bucks, all for killing an animal with less natural intelligence than a barnyard ...

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Overview

With a backdrop of greedy corporations, beautiful women and punishing Santa Ana winds, Get Lucky is a wild ride through the uneven streets of Hollywood at the dawn of the 21st century. Christian Wiley, once a reputable police detective, now swerves between personal demons, Hollywood's decadent elite and the bruised hustlers who have been kicked in the teeth and into the gutter.

"A hundred thousand bucks, all for killing an animal with less natural intelligence than a barnyard pig." What would you do?

For Christian Wiley the answer is simple. It's time to pull up his threadbare cashmere socks, push some bourbon through his teeth and dust off his pistol. Either that, or watch the vampires at the bank dig their teeth into the deed for his house.

A modern tale of immorality and excess, Get Lucky is a noir fiction that should feel right at home on your bookshelf somewhere between Raymond Carver and Raymond Chandler.

"Not since The Grifters has someone so perfectly crafted a hybrid of modern & hard-boiled genres. Los Angeles glimmers like a piece of coal mashed into a smoky diamond. Get Lucky is a heartless & hopeful tale just aching to be turned into a movie."
John Doe
Of the band "X"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449951580
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

A true California native, Chris Lusvardi has lived in such diverse communities as: Anaheim, Danville, Lake Tahoe, Bakersfield, Huntington Beach, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, and for the last thirteen years - Los Angeles.

Lusvardi has written professionally for film, television, advertising and prose. He is also a graduate of "The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poets" at the Naropa Institute, where he studied fiction with such literary icons as Ken Kesey, Hubert Selby Jr. and Allen Ginsberg.

Get Lucky represents Lusvardi's second effort at the noir novel. His first was a collaborative piece titled Stripmall Bohemia (LandMine Books, 1996).

Lusvardi's debut feature film, Man Maid, is scheduled to be released through Warner Brothers' Entertainment in February of 2010.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2010

    What a fun read!

    This book is entertaining, clever and quirky! It has the feeling of an old 50's era detetective story - but it is current. A must read from this new and exciting author!

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