Race Traveler and his boss, Scarlett Wynter, are leading a grand excursion to Greece, but an excursionist dies even before their plane touches down in Athens. Race battles to keep death at bay as cystic fibrosis ravages his lungs, vowing to give death some meaning by figuring out what happened on the plane. Then someone steals a wallet and the murderer strikes again and again. Will anyone survive?
The first book to show how writers use deception to surprise and, thereby, entertain their audiences. Fictional Deceptions discusses the use of deception in movies, novels and plays from a broad range of genres from romances to thrillers, dramas to mysteries. Designed for writers of all genres of movies, books and plays, as well as for fans of mysteries, novels and movies.
Sex, Money and Murder: the fascinating story of the rise and fall of Steve Banerjee, founder and owner of the Chippendales exotic male dance troupe. In the post-pill, pre-AIDS, sex-filled LA club scene of the 1980s, celebrities, desperate housewives and wild bachelorettes converged on one place: Chippendales—and behind it all was arson, the Mob and murder.
Anthony "Mouse" Maas, a commodity broker caught in the Baby Boomer crunch with free-spending daughters and parents in financial need, meets his high-school sweetheart at his mother's funeral. His first love reignites an old passion in him and he devises a scheme to allow him to quit brokering and pursue his dream...but then everything starts to go terribly wrong.
Anti-technology revolutionaries are planning to blow up the Vancouver Grizzlies basketball team and only a romance-novel addicted, community college English professor, Sebastian Gianninni, stands in the path of the ruthless new Luddites.
What would you risk to achieve your dream?
Would you risk your career?
Your child's life?
While researching Alzheimer's disease, Los Angeles neurosurgeon Julie Stein discovers the key to her long-frustrated dream of becoming a novelist: a combination of drugs that allows her to write as well as Shakespeare. Unfortunately, the drugs' side effects may kill her.