When it comes to tracking down teen runaways there is no
private investigator in New York City better than
street-wise Benji Golden. His newest client is Morrie
Frankel, the last of the great Broadway showmen. Morrieâ€™s
current extravaganza, a lavish $65 million musical
adaptation of Emily Bronteâ€™s Wuthering Heights, is the
biggest unfolding disaster the Great White Way has ever
seen. Rumor has it if he doesnâ€™t find a deep-pocketed
"angel", or investor, soon, he might go down and take the
production with him.
Morrie tells Benji he thought he had found such an investor
in hedge fund billionaire R.J. Farnell, who promised to keep
the teetering production afloat. But Farnell and his $12
million vanished. Benji tracks Farnell to his girlfriend,
Jonquil Beausoleil, who tells him heâ€™s never going to find
R.J. because there is no such person. Morrie Frankel made
him up. But no sooner does Benji quit the case than Morrie
is found gunned down on 42nd Street. Now Benji is smack in
the middle of a high profile murder investigation.
Phantom Angel is the next entertaining installment in David
Handler's newest mystery series, sure to delight both old
and new fans.