Imagine Disney except for adults-baby boomers to be exact. That is what Max has created a theme park which pretty well mimics the 60's and 70's. Lyle Deming, who left the police department under not the best of circumstances now is happily driving a cab for tourists in this make believe town. Then accidents start happening and Max hires Kate who is a super PR person to try and stop the bad publicity or at least put a better spin on it. The accidents become more frequent-then someone dies. Max convinces Lyle to investigate. There are twists and turns aplenty in this one! Lyle and Kate have to team up and try to stay alive to save the park! Not everyone is so lucky--I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and was happy at a decision to add something to the park at the end--Will there be another in this series? I'm not sure-but there should be!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
He thinks he’s on edge now…then people start getting killed…
Uptight has-been ex-cop Lyle Deming's default setting for years, but his new job, driving a cab in a theme park, promises to cure his chronic anxieties. Nostalgia City is the ultimate resort for anyone who wants to visit the past. A meticulous recreation of an entire small town from the early 1970s, it’s complete with period cars, music, clothes, shops, restaurants, hotels—the works.
The relaxed theme-park atmosphere is just what Lyle needs—until rides are sabotaged and tourists killed. Then park founder, billionaire “Max” Maxwell, drafts Lyle into investigating—unofficially. As the violence escalates and employees get rattled, Lyle gets help. Kate Sorensen, the park’s PR director—and former college basketball player—becomes another incognito investigator. Except that she’s six-foot-two-and-a-half-inches tall and drop-dead gorgeous. So much for incognito.
Together, Lyle and Kate must unravel a conspiracy of corporate greed and murder.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
Mark S. Bacon grew up in Southern California and after a stint as a newspaper reporter covering the police beat, his career moved to advertising where he wrote commercials for an LA ad agency. He wrote commercials and ads for trucks and cars, electronics, credit unions and a major So. Calif. amusement park (you know the name).
During years in marketing and advertising, he wrote four nonfiction books, one of which was named one of the best business books of the year by the Library Journal and printed in four languages.
He has taught writing at Cal Poly University, University of Redlands and the University of Nevada. He's written for such diverse publications as The Washington Post, BusinessWeek Online, San Antonio Express-News, USAir Magazine, Trailer Life, Denver Post and many other magazines and newspapers.
Most recently he was a regular contributor for the San Francisco Chronicle. He's an avid reader of mystery and suspense novels and short stories, preferring those with surprising, satisfying endings.
His most recent e-book is "Mysteries and Murder," a collection of very short mystery stories, published by Ether Books specifically for smart phones. His other collection of mysteries is "Cops, Crooks and Other Stories in 100 Words." He gets many of his ideas for stories while walking his golden retriever, Willow. He's currently writing more short stories and working on a mystery novel.
Visit Bacon at www.Baconsmysteries.com.
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