Heart Attack and Vine by Phoef Sutton
(Crush)

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People die, and Crush jumps bail after a bogus murder charge, but those are details in a tight plot that culminates in Oscar Night, where Rachel and Adam are both up for awards. Fast, light, and witty, Sutton’s second novel is a pleasure.
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"As slick as a switchblade with a pearl handle."—Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author

Los Angeles bodyguard/bouncer Caleb Rush (Crush) is back in this second Crush novel. When Rachel Fury, a con-artist friend who'd vanished for a couple of years after a big scam, reappears in Hollywood under a new name as a glitzy movie star, she hires Crush as a bodyguard, and he quickly gets drawn into a criminal mess that requires all his brawn, skill, and savvy to negotiate. It's rich with Hollywood lore, New Orleans charm, snappy dialogue, fast-paced action, and noir atmosphere.

Phoef Sutton is a New York Times–bestselling novelist, television writer, and playwright whose work has won two Emmys, a Peabody, a Writers Guild Award, a GLAAD Award, and a Television Academy Honors Award. The first novel in the Crush series, titled Crush, was a Kirkus Best Mystery of 2015 and a Los Angeles Times “Summer Reading Page-Turner.”

Sutton has been an executive producer of Cheers, a writer/producer for such shows as Boston Legal and NewsRadio, a writer for Terriers, and the creator of several TV shows, including the cult hit Thanks. He is also the co-author, with Janet Evanovich, of two New York Times. bestsellers. Curious Minds. and Wicked Charms. His other novels include the romantic thriller 15 Minutes to Live.. Sutton lives with his family in South Pasadena, California.
 

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Author Phoef Sutton is television writer, novelist,and playwright whose work has won two Emmys, a Peabody, a Writers Guild Award, a GLAAD Award, and a Television Academy Honors Award. He was an executive producer of Cheers, a writer/producer for such shows as Boston Legal and NewsRadio, a writer for Terriers, and the creator of several TV shows, including the cult hit Thanks. His novels include the romantic thriller 15 Minutes to Live, and he is the co-author of a new serialized novel, Dead Man. Coming in 2015 is a new series of mystery novels that Sutton is co-authoring with Janet Evanovich; the first is called Goldbug.
 
Published October 17, 2016 by Prospect Park Books. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Sep 08 2016

People die, and Crush jumps bail after a bogus murder charge, but those are details in a tight plot that culminates in Oscar Night, where Rachel and Adam are both up for awards. Fast, light, and witty, Sutton’s second novel is a pleasure.

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