L.A. Dead

L.A. Dead

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Newly created as Michael Vincent, small-time New York hood Vinnie makes it big in Hollywood, but his past soon catches up with him. 100,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo. Lit Guild & Doubleday. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
Stuart Woods, bestselling author of Palindrome, New York Dead, and Santa Fe Rules, has written a mesmerizing new thriller about Hollywood and the mob.
Vinnie Callabrese toils in the mean world of a Mafia hood, violently enforcing his loan-shark boss's debt collections, but he lives in the world of the movies, one where he can tie a bow tie like Cary Grant and speak with the voice of Tyrone Power.
Vinnie is smart, too, and he finds a way to turn his dream world into reality. Arriving on the West Coast with a new identity and some ill-gotten gains, Vinnie discovers that his sociopathic nature is just the ticket for handling the intrigues of tinseltown. He employs his old techniques of deceit, coercion, sexual conquest - even murder - to carve out a place at the top of the film industry.
But Vinnie's old neighborhood friends have excellent memories and a long reach, and soon his fast-track career is facing derailment - or even worse, a new driver at the controls.
Stuart Woods delivers a stunning story of greed, triumph, and deception, propelling L.A. Times at breakneck speed from its first page to its harrowing climax.

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Small-time New York hood Vinnie Callabrese re-creates himself as Michael Vincent, a film producer, and makes it big in Hollywood, but his past soon catches up with him

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 1993
ISBN: 9780060177140
Branch Call Number: FICTION WOODS
Characteristics: 330 pages


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akasq Nov 26, 2014

An early Stone Barrington
novel , it's one of of the better ones

Apr 24, 2014

First book I read from this author, good but not over the top great. Got tired of the same lunch of lobster salad mentioned and the need for every woman the main character sees, is walking around naked. Saw no point in these two things occurring over and over. A good read for a rainy day...

Feb 12, 2011

L.A. Dead ---- by Stuart Woods c - 2000 ---- Away goes the single life. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul


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