Having read The Devil's Violin ( see my review here ) I knew I had to read this book by Art Johnson!
Who is behind the kidnapping of Stephanie Fick the granddaughter of Ezekiel Fick, a multi-billlioaire? Arnold Blackburn, ex LAPD-now a PI is asked by LA Police Chief Fergus McCreary to use his contacts to try and find out. Arney goes to some of the roughest underworld people he knows--then they end up dead. The FBI gets involved, one of whom is a college friend of Arney's. Nothing seems right--there is no ransom note and Fisk is obviously hiding something.
The twists and turns in this murder mystery are many and varied--you will think you know who did it--then realize you were wrong. The real culprit? I know I did not guess who it was and it was a total surprise.
About the Book: (from Amazon)
FBI special Agent Chris Clarke and his partner Carlos Chubbs Gonzales are off to Los Angeles to investigate the kidnapping of a twenty-four year old heiress. Her grandfather, multi-billionaire Ezekiel Fick, who has the President of the United States on speed-dial, cracks the whip over the Mayor of Los Angeles, which puts L.A. Police Chief Fergus McCreary on the hot seat to find Stephanie Fick--and fast.
After organizing the departmental investigation, Chief Mac goes behind closed doors to call in Arnold Blackburn, an ex-LAPD Lieutenant recently booted off the force who is now a Private Detective in L.A. County. Arney Blackburn has respect from both sides of the law which gives him access to information the LAPD isn’t privy to.
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About the Author: (from Author's Website)
Born in San Diego, California in 1945, at the age of twenty-three, Arthur Johnson moved to Hollywood where he spent the next twenty-one years as a studio musician, composer for films and records and touring musician to the stars. In 2002, he moved to Monaco with his wife Patricia where he still resides along with residences in Nice and Montréal, Canada. He continues to perform and teach and has currently finished an autobiography entitled “Memoirs of a Sideman” and a novel, “The Devil’s Violin”.
Art Johnson has been a highly regarded musician for over forty years and has performed with everyone from Luciano Pavarotti, Lena Horne, Randy Crawford and Mark O'Connor, as well as being an Academy Award and Grammy Award participant. He is a solo recording artist with ten Cd's to his credit. He has toured all over the globe and his life experience has produced his first mystery/suspense/detective thriller, "The Devil's Violin" which in it's debut has caught the attention of the reader as well as the reviewers. He lives in Monaco where Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene has requested a copy which is now in the Palace. His taut crisp prose has been well received and his newly gathered fans as an author are waiting for the next book.
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