On Sale: August 14, 2018
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A razor-sharp, exquisitely paced, madly fun debut
thriller that gleefully lampoons Hollywood culture and
introduces the highly eccentric yet brilliant ex-detective
gone rogue: Charlie Waldo.
There are run-of-the-mill eccentric Californians, and then
there's former detective Charlie Waldo.
Waldo, a onetime LAPD superstar, now lives in solitude deep
in the woods, pathologically committed to owning no more
than one hundred possessions. He has left behind his career
and his girlfriend, Lorena, to pay self-imposed penance for
an awful misstep on an old murder case. But the old ghosts
are about to come roaring back.
There are plenty of difficult actors in Hollywood, and then
there's Alastair Pinch.
Alastair is a onetime Royal Shakespeare Company thespian who
now slums it as the "wise" Southern judge on a tacky network
show. He's absurdly rich, often belligerent, and typically
drunk—a damning combination when Alastair's wife is found
dead on their living room floor and he can't remember what
Waldo's old flame Lorena, hiding peril of her own, draws him
toward the case, and Alastair's greedy network convinces
Waldo to take it on. But after such a long time away from
both civilization and sleuthing—and plagued by a confounding
array of assailants who want him gone—Waldo must navigate
complicated webs of ego and deceit to clear Alastair's
name…or confirm his guilt.
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