Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Sequel to The Loud Adios, this mystery explores the consequences of one tragic accident upon three generations of a singular and gifted family. When his young singer disappears, nightclub owner/PI Tom Hickey soon learns that she is on a bizarre quest for a private revenge. His interference is unavoidable and dangerous, and changes his own life as well as the woman's. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: While the rest of San Diego is dealing with the rages of World War II, Tom Hickey--half owner of a local club--is making money. But when the clubs young singer Cynthia Moon disappears, business drops precipitously. Sometime private detective Hickey sets off looking for the girl, but instead discovers her bizarre and tragic family, including her mother Venus. Can Hickey navigate the half-mad atmosphere of Venus cult, the hard business world, and avoid the mob while still keeping his family and personal life in tact? The Venus Deal is is the second novel is the award-winning Hickey family series.
Dal retro di copertina: Set a few months before the events in Kuhlken's previous novel, The Loud Adios, this book finds Tom Hickey still a civilian, still, if somewhat precariously, married, and part owner of a nightclub in wartime San Diego. The war is World War II, and Hickey is making money, due to the phenomenal appeal of the club's very young female singer, Cynthia Moon. Hickey's partner, Paul Castillo, has his mysterious sources for such rare wartime luxuries as creamery butter and Maine lobster, but it is Cynthia who draws the crowds. Except now Cynthia Moon has disappeared. Business drops precipitously and sometime private detective Hickey sets off on a search for her. She is elusive, but Hickey encounters her bizarre and tragic family. Her father, a pathetic adventurer destroyed by his wife, is dying in a nursing home. Venus, Cynthia's mother, has joined an ostensible Indian guru, Master Pravinshandra, to lead an ominous cult whose benign surface covers suspicion of rape and murder. While Hickey finds, loses, and once more finds Cynthia, his own life is falling apart. His partner is probably cheating him, his wife is slipping away from him, his beloved teenage daughter is being pulled along with her. Kuhlken magically evokes the times, the half-mad atmosphere of Venus's cult, and the hard reality of a business where it's not possible to stay clear of the mob. And over all is The War - the war that is transforming all their lives.
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Descrizione libro Poisoned Pen Press, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP80472631
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Descrizione libro Poisoned Pen Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 214 x 138 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. While the rest of San Diego deals with the horrors and shortages of World War II, private investigator Tom Hickey is making his fortune moonlighting as half owner of Rudy s Hacienda, a downtown nightclub. That is, until the club s young jazz singer Cynthia Moon disappears and business drops precipitously. When Tom goes looking for Cynthia, he discovers her bizarre, tragic, and dangerous family as well as a spiritualist cult led by her mother Venus. Can Hickey navigate the half-mad atmosphere of Venus cult and find Cynthia? Can he save the girl from herself and the demons that haunt her, and still hold onto his business, his wife, and his daughter? Ken Kuhlken s stories have appeared in Esquire and dozens of other magazines, been honorably mentioned in Best American Short Stories, and earned a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His first Tom Hickey novel, The Loud Adios, won the St. Martin s Press/PI Writers of America Best First PI Novel award. The Venus Deal is second in the series. Ken, his wife Pam, and their daughter Zoe live in San Diego and Tucson. Codice libro della libreria IPS9781590584088