Scavenger HuntBook - 2003
Jimmy Gage is a reporter for Slap magazine in Los Angeles--"a troublemaker by trade and inclination, with fast hands and too much curiosity for his own good. Fight or flight, it made no difference anymore." This time around, it's definitely fight. While on an L. A. party-scene scavenger hunt, Jimmy meets Garrett Walsh, a former boy-wonder director who has just been released from prison after serving seven years for the drug-rage murder of a seemingly innocent teenage girl. Out of prison and out for justice, Walsh chooses Jimmy to help him clear his name by getting the right people to read his newest script, Fall Guy, the story of the setup that sent him away. Walsh dubs it "The Most Dangerous Screenplay in Hollywood," and apparently he's right: two weeks after they first meet, Jimmy finds him dead. But there is something that rings true in Walsh's story and something that rings false in the police report of accidental death, so Jimmy sets out after the truth. But is this his scavenger hunt, or is he at the top of someone else's "find-at-all-costs" list? Fast-paced, darkly funny, unexpected, crowded with indelible characters--both high and low Hollywood, both pretty good and very bad--Scavenger Hunt is Robert Ferrigno at his bristling best.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 25 cm