Lady Left

Lady Left

by Robert Westbrook

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Lady Left
A Left-Handed Policeman Mystery

Can Hollywood's rich and famous find hap­piness in the Third World--or will they find only murder? That's the question that blues-playing police lieutenant Nicky Rachmaninoff must answer in Robert Westbrook's third book in The Left-Handed Policeman series, Lady Left.

Having exposed the Hollywood dream ma­chine and the world of rock and roll in his previous two mysteries, Robert Westbrook now gives the same delightfully satirical treat­ment to another hot topic on the Hollywood scene: fashionable leftist politics. Nicky Rach­maninoff must take on Tinsel Town's liberal elite as it involves itself in a wild scheme to make the hemisphere safe for romance, revo­lution, and beautiful people everywhere.

A reluctant Nicky is persuaded to "vacation" in Nicaragua by his loving ex-wife, Susan Merril, who is determined to shed her glamour-girl image by becoming a leftist activist. The vaca­tion goes wrong from the start: Nicky's feisty Bev­erly Hills daughter, fourteen-year-old Tanya, falls madly in love with a Nicaraguan soldier; and a far-left Hollywood professor, Cory Heard, introduces Nicky to a complicated scam that maybe--just maybe--is intended to bring the Sandinistas hack into power.

But when Cory Heard is apparently mur­dered at the site of the late dictator Somoza's buried treasure, Nicky must put down his margarita in favor of a gun and mineral water, as he uncovers a trail that leads him back to Bev­erly Hills--and into the arms of Cory's activist wife, the film superstar Katherine Hall. She is dark, passionate, devious, and out for Nicky, one way or another; she is the alluring and dangerous Lady Left.

Nothing in Hollywood or the Third World is what it seems. From the jungles of Nicara­gua to the elegant homes of Beverly Hills and the palatial desert estates of Palm Springs, Lady Left is a darkly comic, intricate, and suspenseful story of what happens when glamour, murder, and politics mix.

Robert Westbrook is the author of two oth­er Nicky Rachmaninoff mysteries, The Left-Handed Policeman and Nostalgia Kills.

Westbrook, the son of former Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham knows
the police and he know's Southern California, from the back alleys of
Beverly Hills to the Salton Sea."
--Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161843321
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 07/23/2018
Series: The Left-Handed Policeman , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert Westbrook is the author of two critically-acclaimed mystery series, including Ancient Enemy, nominated for a Shamus Award as the Best P.I. Novel of 2002, and Intimate Lies, a memoir detailing the relationship between his mother, Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham and the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, published by HarperCollins in 1995. His first novel, The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, was made into an MGM movie. Robert lives with his wife, Gail, in northern New Mexico.

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