THE DEAL KILLER [A Brian Kane Mystery] by Jack Bludis

From the Shamus and Anthony Finalist crime novelist. Brian Kane, 1950s Hollywood P.I., returns in this dramatic and absorbing sequel to The Big Switch.

A routine studio security job turns deadly when a star is ambushed, a mysterious kidnapping occurs, and suddenly Kane's swept up in a maze of Hollywood bigwigs' adulterous affairs, underground movies, and some vicious killers from the postwar Hungarian mob! A studio's fate hangs in the balance, an innocent's life is at stake, and Kane's only solution may be to rely on his high-priced call girl's ruse to bring the deal killer to justice.