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by Timothy Hallinan
Simeon Grist, seen before in The Four Last Things , is an up-to-date private eye, a hip survivor of the Woodstock Generation bemused by current L.A. life. He’s also a bit seedy, drinking too much and backsliding into cigarette smoking, with a wry outlook and heart of gold that keep him squarely in the hardboiled Hammett-Chandler tradition. Hired to find a 13-year-old runaway who left Kansas to become a Hollywood star, Simeon soon finds himself mired in L.A.’s seamy underworld of teenage hustlers, pimps and all-around losers. Using as decoys his teenage godchild Jessica and a young computer whiz smitten by her, Simeon uncovers a vast interstate ring involving a talent agency, a bent cop and high-tech kiddy-sex. While providing a nasty new meaning for a computer “menu” and some scenes not for the squeamish, Hallinan employs skillful pacing, L.A. color and Simeon’s attractive persona to grip readers right through the gory climax and somewhat reassuring ending.
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by Nan Willard Cappo
Then his dad drives over a cliff in the fog. Someone robs their house during the funeral. Did his father die by accident–or did his past catch up with him? To find out, Milo passes up college to take a job at Wolverine, where he uncovers dangerous truths about business, heroes, and the boss’s daughter. Maybe some secrets should remain… unaccounted for.
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The Complete User’s Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle Keyboard (Formerly Known as the Kindle 3 or Kindle 3G)
by Bruce Grubbs, Stephen Windwalker