Cold Desert Sky

Cold Desert Sky

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ISBN
9780571334711
Published
05/07/2018
9780571334711
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
368

About the Book

No one wanted to say it to me, that the girls were dead. But I knew…

Late 1946 and Charlie Yates and his wife Lizzie have returned to Los Angeles, trying to stay anonymous in the city of angels.

But when Yates, back in his old job at the Pacific Journal, becomes obsessed by the disappearance of two aspiring Hollywood starlets, Nancy Hill and Julie Desjardins, he finds it leads him right back to his worst fear: legendary Mob boss Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a man he once crossed, and whose shadow he can’t shake.

As events move from LA to the burgeoning Palace of Sin in the desert, Las Vegas - where Siegel is preparing to open his new Hotel Casino, The Flamingo - Rod Reynolds once again shows his skill at evoking time and place. With Charlie caught between the FBI and the mob, can he possibly see who is playing who, and find out what really happened to the two girls?

No one wanted to say it to me, that the girls were dead. But I knew…Late 1946 and Charlie Yates and his wife Lizzie have returned to Los Angeles, trying to stay anonymous in the city of angels. But when Yates, back in his old job at the Pacific Journal, becomes obsessed by the disappearance of two aspiring Hollywood starlets, Nancy Hill and Julie Desjardins, he finds it leads him right back to his worst fear: legendary Mob boss Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a man he once crossed, and whose shadow he can’t shake.As events move from LA to the burgeoning Palace of Sin in the desert, Las Vegas - where Siegel is preparing to open his new Hotel Casino, The Flamingo - Rod Reynolds once again shows his skill at evoking time and place. With Charlie caught between the FBI and the mob, can he possibly see who is playing who, and find out what really happened to the two girls?
“Pitch perfect American noir.”
- Laura Wilson, Guardian
“The third Charlie Yates novel has our hero and his wife Lizzie in 1946 Los Angeles — and the reporter with a nose for trouble is up to his neck in it. The tarnish of Tinseltown shows through as Charlie investigates the case of two missing women, following a lead into the desert to the building site that is the nascent Las Vegas, and into yet more danger.”
- Times/Sunday Times Crime Club

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