Uptight has been ex-cop Lyle Deming default setting for years, but his new job, driving a cab in a theme park, promises to cure his chronic anxieties. Nostalgia City is the ultimate resort for anyone who wants to visit the past. A meticulous recreation of an entire small town from the early 1970s, it's complete with period cars, music, clothes, shops, restaurants, hotels-the works.
The relaxed theme-park atmosphere is just what Lyle needs-until rides are sabotaged and tourists killed. Then park founder, billionaire "Max" Maxwell, drafts Lyle into investigating-unofficially. As the violence escalates and employees get rattled, Lyle gets help. Kate Sorensen, the park's PR director-and former college basketball player-becomes another incognito investigator. Except that she's six-foot-two-and-a-half-inches tall and drop-dead gorgeous. So much for incognito.
Together, Lyle and Kate unravel a conspiracy of corporate greed and murder.
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Imagine Disney except for adults-baby boomers to be exact. That is what Max has created a theme park which pretty well mimics the 60's and 70's. Lyle Deming, who left the police department under not the best of circumstances now is happily driving a cab for tourists in this make believe town. Then accidents start happening and Max hires Kate who is a super PR person to try and stop the bad publicity or at least put a better spin on it. The accidents become more frequent-then someone dies. Max convinces Lyle to investigate. There are twists and turns aplenty in this one! Lyle and Kate have to team up and try to stay alive to save the park! Not everyone is so lucky--I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and was happy at a decision to add something to the park at the end--Will there be another in this series? I'm not sure-but there should be!!