In such classics as New York Dead, Swimming to Catalina, and Dead in the Water, readers have been mesmerized by Stone's adventures among the rich and beautiful.
Woods's new novel, L.A. Dead, is a scintillating tale of romance and murder that stretches from the Grand Canal of Venice to the mansions of Bel-Air, with a cast of characters who display the best and worst of the Hollywood milieu. Stone's relationship with Dolce, the daughter of a "retired" Mafia chieftain takes a new turn, and then their plans are shattered by events half a world away. Soon Stone is up to his neck in a baffling murder case that threatens his old love, Arrington, while offering him a new chance for a life he once desperately wanted. But now that it is within his grasp, will he want it again?
With his former NYPD partner, Dino Bacchetti, at his side, Stone plumbs the depths of Hollywood society, and dredges up enough dirt to end the careers of some and send others to prison. The novel climaxes in a court trial that will either condemn or set free an old love, with the hounds of the tabloid press baying at the courthouse doors.
This hardback is in very good condition. The dust jacket has some shelf wear.