By Neil Russell
"It was once simply after nighttime while the lady within the blue diamond necklace fell out of the sky."
In Hollywood, an ex-con motion picture manufacturer, clean out of San Quentin, is fortunate if he can get a valet to take his automobile on the Ivy. Teddy Chessman obtained his personal studio.
Why? simply because Teddy controls an important movie estate to hit city considering brokers have been invented. And hooked up to this anticipated serious and monetary bonanza is the largest lady motion megastar on the earth, Valentine Jones.
But solid plans die terrible deaths, and foolproof ones, worse. And now, the man who loaned Teddy the money to shop for the joint--Rail Black, a former Delta strength operator with a personal fortune--is pressured to take ownership of Teddy's dream. And the undesirable information is simply starting.
Exploding from 90 years within the past--when gangsters and picture tycoons roamed Hollywood and scratched each one other's wallets--Rail is sucked right into a quicksand of unsettled ratings, duplicity and loss of life, the place a few billion cash in boxoffice appears like small change.
From Southern California to big apple, Venice, Havana, Mexico and Cyprus, Rail needs to disentangle the earlier from the current and are available to phrases together with his emotions for Barrie Fontaine, an extended useless woman--and terribly courageous pilot--he hasn't ever met.
And someplace, available in the market, is Matty Aspirins, a hitman on a project all his own.
Welcome to Beverly Hills is Burning.
There may be no intermission.
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