Beating the Babushka (Paperback)
A Cape Weathers Mystery (Cape Weathers Mysteries)
Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590588307, 310pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/10/2011)
Compact Disc (5/1/2011)
MP3 CD (5/1/2011)
Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (1/4/2013)
Audio Cassette (5/1/2011)
Compact Disc (4/1/2013)
"Maleeny does a nice job of showing us the cutthroat side of the movie industry. Keep 'em coming." --Booklist
When a movie producer hurtles to his death from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, an apparent suicide, it shocks the film community and puts a two hundred million dollar production in jeopardy. A female colleague comes forward claiming it was murder, but the police are skeptical. Preoccupied by a sudden drug war between the tong gangs of Chinatown and the mob, they listen to her story and send her packing.
She turns to private detective Cape Weathers, who believes her just enough to let her pay his day rate. Then two Russian gangsters show up on his doorstep and tell him to drop the case or die. Cape and his partner Sally--a female assassin raised by the Triads--take on the Russian mob, a major movie studio, and a recalcitrant police department by enlisting the help of rogue cops, computer hackers, and an investigative journalist who just doesn't give a damn. But with a sniper on their trail, the challenge will be staying alive long enough to learn the truth.