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A Little Too Much

A Little Too Much

by John Shannon
     
 

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The new novel in the critically acclaimed Jack Liffey series - Private Investigator Jack Liffey is hired to find a popular African-American actor, Ty Bird, who has disappeared from the set of his new movie. Meanwhile, Jack’s home life is falling apart – his daughter, Maeve, has moved out, and his partner, Gloria, is spending less time at home. However,

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The new novel in the critically acclaimed Jack Liffey series - Private Investigator Jack Liffey is hired to find a popular African-American actor, Ty Bird, who has disappeared from the set of his new movie. Meanwhile, Jack’s home life is falling apart – his daughter, Maeve, has moved out, and his partner, Gloria, is spending less time at home. However, as Jack’s search for Bird takes him to some of LA’s stranger suburbs, he finds out that someone is coming to seek revenge . . .

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Publishers Weekly
In Shannon's violent, anarchic 13th Jack Liffey mystery (after 2010's On the Nickel), the Los Angeles child finder has plenty to worry about. Jack's trouble-prone teenage daughter, Maeve, has left home for UCLA and an off-campus apartment, while he fears he's losing his live-in girlfriend, L.A. cop Gloria Ramirez, to investigator Sonny Theroux, a former friend of his, in Bakersfield. Meanwhile, when black movie star Tyrone Bird, a schizophrenic, goes off his meds, off the set, and on a search for his father, the studio hires Liffey to find Ty. The arrival of Colombian drug-runner Jhon Orteguaza ups the ante. Shannon's frequent point-of-view shifts can be disruptive, but he makes great use of the sordid history of the real-life Sandstone Retreat, the infamous home to free sex back in the '70s, as well as movie lore. The main characters—Liffey, Ramirez, and Maeve—continue to grow in depth and complexity. (Apr.)
Library Journal
California PI Jack Liffey (On the Nickel) isn't searching for a missing child this time, but his travels are just as earnest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847513236
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
Jack Liffey Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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