The Chinese Beverly Hills (Paperback)

By John Shannon

MP Publishing, 9781849822442, 290pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

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Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A dead schoolgirl, a racist gang leader, adn an over sexed ex-girlfriend--another week in the life of P.I. Jack Liffey in this breakout novel from, John Shannon, LA's cult-favorite crime writer. Jack Liffey's former mistress reappears to plead for the P.I.'s help finding her missing niece. The hunt leads Liffey to Monterey Park, where he dives into an undercurrent of racial tension that puts the peace of the small suburb in jeopardy. Meanwhile, a fire burns in the hills above Los Angeles, offering a sinister reminder that few events in life are coincidental. But Liffey's sudden troubles with racist gangs, teenage revolutionaries, and South African nutjobs are dwarfed by the threat his old mistress poses to his relationships with his new girlfriend and his recently reconciled lesbian daughter. What's a hard-boiled dick to do?

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About the Author

John Shannon is one of America's leading writers of neo-noir. His Jack Liffey series of novels is one of the most critically praised mystery series in the genre and includes Terminal Island, Dangerous Games, The Dark Streets, The Devils of Bakersfield, and Palos Verdes Blue. Shannon lives in Los Angeles.
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