The Prince of Beverly Hills

The Prince of Beverly Hills

Book - 2004
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A brash detective enters the Hollywood fast lane-jammed with the sort of wealth, glamour, and blackmail it is famous for-in this new thriller by the bestselling author of the Stone Barrington series. Stuart Woods's new novel is a sexy, action-packed thriller in the tradition of his best. As the Cleveland Plain Dealerwrote about his last novel, Capital Crimes, "Woods knows how to deliver a taut, well-told tale . . . The last two paragraphs will make any reader gulp." In The Prince of Beverly Hills, set in Hollywood's Golden Age of the 1930s, Woods introduces a new character that possesses the kind of suave confidence, take-charge manner, and clever wit-under-pressure that his fans will recognize and love at first sight. Rick Barron, a sharp, capable detective on the Beverly Hills force, finds himself demoted after a run-in with his captain, but soon lands a job on the security detail for Centurion Pictures, one of the hottest studios. As the protector of the studio's interests, Barron looks after the cream of the crop of filmdom's stars-Clete Barrow, the British leading man with a penchant for parties; and Glenna Gleason, a peach of a talent on the verge of superstardom. Rick's easy charm has society columnists dubbing him "the Prince of Beverly Hills," the white knight of movie stars, until he uncovers a murder cover-up and a blackmail scam that threatens the studio's business and may originate with the West Coast mob. When two suspicious deaths begin to look like double-murder, and an attempt is made on Glenna Gleason's life, Barron knows he is up against wise guys whose stakes are do-or-die. A dicey war of nerves is on. Set in the era of high style and silver-screen romance, Woods's thoroughly entertaining new crime novel shows us once again why he is a "master of the genre" (Los Angeles Times).
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004
ISBN: 9780399152207
0399152202
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 24 cm

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benneyikokwu Nov 30, 2015

Full of suspense, drama and richly entertaining. Highly recommended. Mscsrrr-program.com

akasq Nov 29, 2015

A story of hollywood, movies,
cops and the mob .
This one has it all plus a new
character RICK BARRON.
A female up to date Rick would
make for an interesting
partner for Holly.

r
RichardPaul
Feb 13, 2011

The Prince of Beverly Hills ----
by Stuart Woods c - 2004 ----

What a great read! ----

We are gifted an: Action/Thriller/Mystery tale. ----

The main character Rick Barron leaves the police after a car wreck he handles and gets offered a job at Centurion Studios. ----
Not really caring for his police job, he takes over as head of security at the studios. ---- The time is the 1930's. ----

Enjoy! ----

RichardPaul

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