400 pages, 7.56 × 4.25 × 1 in
September 2, 2008
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451224787
ISBN - 13: 9780451224781
Read from the Book
Chapter 1Rick Barron took one last look through the viewfinder, then he turned to the assistant director. "Conversation," he said.The AD held up a megaphone and shouted, "Conversation!"At once, a hundred and fifty extras, packed into a set that was a replica of Sardi's, the famous theater-district restaurant in New York, began to talk."Acton," Rick said quietly."Speed," the camera operator replied.Waiters began to move among the tables."Cue the entrance," Rick said."Entrance," the AD said into a microphone hanging around his neck. He signaled the dolly man, and the camera began to roll smoothly down the restaurant's main aisle toward the entrance of the restaurant.The front door opened, and his leading lady, Glenna Gleason, wearing a gorgeous evening gown and followed by another actress and two actors, all in evening dress, walked in and were greeted by a Vincent Sardi look-alike. As they walked past the small bar and entered the dining room, the camera backtracked, and, on cue, all the diners stood and applauded.Glenna managed to look shocked, then delighted as she followed "Sardi" to their table along the wall. The camera stopped and moved in closer as a microphone boom was lowered over the false wall to pick up their dialogue."My God," Glenna said, "I didn't know it would be like this."The actor on her left turned to her. "Katherine," he said, "it's going to be like this from now on."On Rick's signal, the camera began to dolly slowly away from the table and, keeping Glenna
From the Publisher
1940s Hollywood comes alive in this sequel to The Prince of Beverly Hills.
Rick Barron—former Beverly Hills cop, now head of production of Centurion pictures—returns in a page turning novel of murder, political intrigue, and betrayal. Set in 1940s Hollywood, it is the era of the “Red Scare”—when almost anyone could be suspect.
About the Author
Stuart Woods was born on January 9, 1938 in Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia. Woods worked in the advertising business and eventually wrote two non-fiction books before being given an advance to write a novel he had been pondering for nearly a decade. Chiefs (1981) won an Edgar Award and was made into a TV miniseries starring Charlton Heston. Woods has published a number of books since.