Here’s the set-up for Fingers Murphy’s The Flaming Motel, just $2.99 on Kindle:
Vengeance burns brightest at THE FLAMING MOTEL, the blistering sequel to FOLLOW THE MONEY.
When porn mogul Don Vargas is accidentally shot by police in his home during a Halloween costume party, Oliver Olson and his law partner, Mark Jendrek, are hired to sue the LAPD for wrongful death. But as they dig into the case, the circumstances surrounding the shooting become more and more bizarre.
Why does the key witness to the shooting hang himself in a warehouse?
Who made the anonymous noise disturbance call that led to the shooting?
Was the body that washed up on a Malibu beach connected somehow?
What secrets are embedded in a mid-70s porno shown at Vargas’s wake?
And who are all these women in Don Vargas’s life? The gorgeous trophy wife with no past. The ex-wife who helped build an empire only to be left behind when a younger model showed up. And the brilliant porn star ingénue who lived in the Vargas mansion under the tutelage of Vargas himself.
A hundred million dollar fortune is up for grabs and the more Ollie and Jendrek dig, the more mired they become in a web of sex, fraud, revenge, and the ever-present specter of murder. Was the Vargas shooting just the beginning? Or was it the end of something terrible hidden deep in everyone’s past?
Before it’s all over, Ollie and Jendrek learn a universal truth:
WHEN EVERYONE IS OUT TO SCREW EACH OTHER . . . EVERYONE ENDS UP F**KED.
From the reviewers:
Murphy’s second novel is as good as it gets. FOLLOW THE MONEY was an outstanding debut featuring protagonist Ollie Olson. THE FLAMING MOTEL is as good, if not better, than the first. – Cory S. Highfield
Wow! This guy can write. An addictive thriller with grit and wit! If you want a book to get hooked on and lost in, this is it. Fingers Murphy is the real deal. – Lex Loci
Better than The Lincoln Lawyer! Fans of the lawyer as detective story will be very satisfied with The Flaiming Motel. This is kind of like Ross MacDonald meets John Grisham. It’s gritty and has some sex, violence, and swearing that some people might not like, but none of it is gratuitous. Fingers Murphy delivers first rate writing. – Mike Sullivan
Why can’t every thriller be this good? About a third of the way through The Flaming Motel I was asking myself where Fingers Murphy has been all this time. This book just builds and builds and builds until you can hardly stand it. Then it explodes. – Jeremy Jacobs
Fingers Murphy is the pen name of a well known international criminal defense attorney. He spends most of his time on airplanes.
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