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"Hollywood Buzz...an adventure about aeronautics, vintage Hollywood and the war, honoring the underappreciated women who made such a difference."
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"Hollywood Buzz...a perfect blend of fantasy and closely researched realism..."
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Advisor to an egotistical B-movie director...
Not the usual assignment. Ferrying fighter planes, undercover work...that's more like it. But it's the dark hours of WWII. Hollywood's biggest stars, studio moguls, and Washington bureaucrats are working hand-in-glove to merge entertainment and propaganda. Pucci Lewis has been dispatched to the First Motion Picture Unit at Fort Roach where a make-or-break documentary on the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) is underway.
Pucci is stepping in for a sister-WASP, hospitalized in critical condition as a result of a suspicious plane crash. But who's the saboteur? Why the cover-up? As Pucci seeks answers, she is drawn into a high-profile homicide. A big-name director has been murdered, possibly by Nazi operatives. Military intelligence wants Pucci to learn what she can from her inside position.
Bela Lugosi is a frequent visitor to the Beverly Hills mansion where Pucci is temporarily billeted. His "niece," a rising starlet and also the housekeeper, has a history with the Hungarian resistance. But is she to be trusted?
Can Pucci steadfastly maneuver through movie land and its narcissistic denizens, finally unraveling the web of uncertainties to prove she has the right stuff?
Poisoned Pen Press hardcover, March 10, 2009, ISBN-10: 1590585798, ISBN-13: 978-1590585795