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Johnny Walker's Red
     

Johnny Walker's Red

by Dan Murphy
 
Just how much trouble can a girl get into by losing her job? With 26-year-old journalist Julie McNamara, plenty! Julie’s retrenchment from her job at Polaris magazine catapults her into the kind of seedy world one only reads about. From covering Hollywood A-listers’ glamorous and wealthy lifestyles, Julie ends up scraping the bottom of the career barrel

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Just how much trouble can a girl get into by losing her job? With 26-year-old journalist Julie McNamara, plenty! Julie’s retrenchment from her job at Polaris magazine catapults her into the kind of seedy world one only reads about. From covering Hollywood A-listers’ glamorous and wealthy lifestyles, Julie ends up scraping the bottom of the career barrel somewhat. She is desperate for work and will do just about anything that pays. Her efforts at catching drugged-up rock stars in compromising situations fail miserably since Julie is incapable of working a camera properly. After two hilarious but disastrous attempts, Julie shelves any future plans involving photography. A surprise twist on an ordinary story she had begun prior to her retrenchment opens up a hotbed of scandal involving Maria Gonsalves, the young Latina running for district attorney and her affair with Johnny Walker, the star center fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Her friendship with Johnny (who calls her ‘Red’) leads her into solving a blackmail scam, with surprising results. However, Julie’s big hot story comes when she stumbles upon irregularities in the Reverend Ben Bradford’s outreach ministries. It turns out that big bucks are changing hands over the Mexican border. Could the charismatic, straight-as-an-arrow reverend be up to no good? Things go downhill pretty fast and Julie ends up being locked in a truck with fifty illegal immigrants, then kidnapped and imprisoned in a padded cell. But come hell or high water, roll those presses because Julie gets her scoop!

Editorial Reviews

Fiona Ingrahm
Julie is a truly likable character. Smart, sassy, and talented, she is courageous and really good at her job as an investigative reporter. Julie’s friendships and relationships are deftly slotted into the story without overwhelming the action. The author portrays the ups and downs, the passions and foolhardiness of a young determined journalist in an authentic way. Julie’s mad journey unfolds in an easy-to-read style, making making many of the situations screamingly funny.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013999657
Publisher:
Daniel Murphy
Publication date:
02/24/2012
Series:
Julie McNamara Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
155 KB

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Meet the Author

The father-son team of Dan and Chris Murphy are proud to introduce Johnny Walker's Red, the first novel in the Julie McNamara Mystery series.

Dan earned a Master of Professional Studies degree from Stony Brook University,and following a highly successful career in public service, retired in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife of 36 years, Stephanie.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stony Brook University, and is the author of the hilarious screenplay, Hard Up - The Adventures of Corey and Josh. Chris lives with his family on Long Island.

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