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GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Hollywood Hills by Joseph Wambaugh (AUDIO)


Description

The legendary Hollywood Hills are home to wealth, fame, and power--passing through the neighborhood, it's hard not to get a little greedy.

LAPD veteran "Hollywood Nate" Weiss could take or leave the opulence, but he wouldn't say no to onscreen fame. He may get his shot when he catches the appreciative eye of B-list director Rudy Ressler, and his troublemaking fiancée, Leona Brueger, the older-but-still-foxy widow of a processed-meat tycoon. Nate tries to elude her crafty seductions, but consents to keep an eye on their estate in the Hollywood Hills while they're away.

Also minding the mansion is Raleigh Dibble, a hapless ex-con trying to put the past behind him. Raleigh is all too happy to be set up for the job--as butler-cum-watchdog--by Nigel Wickland, Leona's impeccably dressed art dealer. What Raleigh doesn't realize is that under the natty clothes and posh accent, Nigel has a nefarious plan: two paintings hanging on the mansion's walls will guarantee them more money than they've ever seen.

Everyone's dreams are just within reach--the only problem is, this is Hollywood. A circle of teenage burglars that the media has dubbed The Bling Ring has taken to pillaging the homes of Hollywood celebutants like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, and when a pair of drug-addled young copycats stumbles upon Nigel's heist, that's just the beginning of the disaster to come. Soon Hollywood Nate, surfer cops Flotsam and Jetsam, and the rest of the team at Hollywood Station have a deadly situation on their hands.

Hollywood Hills is a raucous and dangerous roller coaster ride that showcases Joseph Wambaugh in vintage form. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the bestselling author of 19 prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. In 2004, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in southern California.

Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (November 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607889749
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607889748
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER

MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

For years, the girls in my book group tried to get me to read or listen to Joseph Wambaugh since he writes about Hollywood and there is nothing I like better than stories about the people who live and work here.  There is a lot of humor, a bunch of action and the story just flows.  I did read the other two in the Hollywood series, but I think this one can stand alone.


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Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addresses (no PO Boxes)

Contest ends on 2.20.11 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on  2.21.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by Hachette Book Group and up to 2 audio books will be available.
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  1. I've never read Wamaugh - glad to hear thi sone can stand alone - count me in.

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