Loser's Town

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Product Number: Z10007264
Released: Mar 03, 2009
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ISBN: #9781598878790
Narrator/s: Don Leslie
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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In this darkly comic thriller set in modern-day Hollywood, an aging private eye is hired by a rising young actor at the center of a scheme gone wrong. David Spandau is a P.I. and sometime rodeo cowboy. At the tail end of some much-needed vacation time, he takes a meeting with a talent agent whose client, Bobby Dye, is being blackmailed and threatened. Dye is young, brash, and on the verge of becoming a major star-if he lasts that long. It turns out that Dye faked a threatening note to hide a far more incriminating secret. When Spandau agrees to investigate, the game gets deadly. Spandau looks like Robert Mitchum and speaks like Humphrey Bogart playing Philip Marlowe. He is surrounded him with other fantastic characters: sadistic talent agents, ambitious mobsters intent on breaking into showbiz, small-time hustlers trying to stay out of the limelight. The setting is Hollywood today, but the mood is L.A. noir: crackling dialogue, a fast-paced plot, and the temptations and illusions unique to the City of Angels.

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Author(s): Daniel Depp
Original Publish Date: Mar 03, 2009

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Author(s): Daniel Depp
Narrator(s): Don Leslie
Product Number DD13954
Released: Mar 03, 2009
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781598878714
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Author(s): Daniel Depp
Product Number EB00570511
Released: Sep 25, 2014
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781439120217

Professional reviews

"This first book by Daniel Depp shows that it pays to be a Hollywood insider. Depp, a screenwriter and the half brother of Johnny Depp, clearly knows the Hollywood genre inside out. His work is pure Hollywood noir. Narrator Don Leslie also makes this first outing of a rodeo cowboy turned private investigator a pleasure. As P.I. David Spandau attempts to shield a young actor from a blackmail attempt, the book is somewhat reminiscent of Elmore Leonard offerings--humorous and fast paced. Leslie milks every ounce of the writer's jabs at Hollywood characters. Yet when mobsters are on the scene, he makes them highly credible. The whole first chapter showcases Leslie's reading prowess, and he doesn't let you down through the very end. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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