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Daredevil DEA agent Jack Walker cruised down Hollywood Boulevard into the best unscheduled party of his career: a car-jacking featuring a .38 semiautomatic and his own movieland heroics. In any other city, the pretty woman he saved would be a star. Here she was Charlotte Rae, a former B-movie bombshell waving a lottery ticket straight from hell - a chance to get inside her husband's drug-smuggling empire. Charlotte Rae and Buddy Wingate were one of California's self-made platinum couples: the high-rolling ...

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Overview

Daredevil DEA agent Jack Walker cruised down Hollywood Boulevard into the best unscheduled party of his career: a car-jacking featuring a .38 semiautomatic and his own movieland heroics. In any other city, the pretty woman he saved would be a star. Here she was Charlotte Rae, a former B-movie bombshell waving a lottery ticket straight from hell - a chance to get inside her husband's drug-smuggling empire. Charlotte Rae and Buddy Wingate were one of California's self-made platinum couples: the high-rolling discount furniture king and his bottle-blond trophy. It was Jack's job to penetrate Buddy's drug operation - and his marriage - and suddenly Jack's doing a better job than he ever dreamed.

The author of Shedding Skin has created a gripping, brilliant noir thriller. DEA agent Jack Walker is propelled into the world of sexy Charlotte Rae with true Hollywood heroics when he rescues her from a car-jacking and wins entry into her husband's drug-smuggling empire.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Novelist and TV writer Ward presents a thriller about an undercover DEA agent trying to bust a group of drug smugglers. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440533952
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 271
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Ward
ROBERT WARD is the author of eight novels, including Shedding Skin; Four Kinds of Rain, which was nominated for the Hammett Award and was a New York Times Notable Book; and Red Baker, which won the PEN West Award for Best Novel. A former writer and producer of Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, and New York Undercover.
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  • Posted September 1, 2012

    This was such a good book, was looking for a sequel and am disap

    This was such a good book, was looking for a sequel and am disappointed that one was not made that I could find. I was left wanting more.

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