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Death’s Green Eyes

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346 pages5 hours

Summary

When Wade Ellington gets a late night call from a former flame (a working girl turned Hollywood starlet) a Pandora’s Box is opened. Her cryptic utterings rattle Ellington to action, however, he can’t get to his desperate friend in time—he arrives to find her dead—hanging by her neck in an apparent suicide.
Death’s Green Eyes is a contemporary murder mystery featuring Wade Ellington.
Wade is knock-around guy who has done everything and seen more— from drug smuggling to prostitution; from providing protection to those who need it, to retrieving things for people who can’t go through traditional channels for help...
Ellington has thrived in society’s underbelly—mingling with hookers and hit-men, crooked cops and mafia capos.
That desperate late night telephone call throws Ellington into a cauldron of whodunit...
Against his better judgment and the advice of his patrono, Ellington’s conscience and unorthodox belief system force him to find the killer—in the process he finds love and self-respect.
However, the road traveled to this ultimate salvation is littered with corpses—friends and enemies alike.
This sinister, seedy, sexual saga will take you from the affluence of the Hollywood Hills to the dives and denizens of San Francisco’s Broadway sex trade. New York’s Little Italy and the Jersey Shore are stops along the way.
Beside Wade Luigi Marchese Ellington you’ll come to know Charlene, the San Francisco stripper/chanteuse who does more than simply go along for the ride...
Nick “Senior” Calabrese is the patriarch of Wade’s extended famiglia. Senior seems to have his hands in everything and doesn’t seem able to keep his hands off anything...
Mikey Calabrese is Nick’s son and closet friend and confidant of Wades—always in the shadows but never out of reach...
Howie Brownstein is protection—plain and simple. A big guy with a big laugh and a leg-breaking member of the Calabrese crew...
Detective Larson is an old-school, no nonsense L.A. cop. He doesn’t like bullshit, either from the perceived bad guys or from the brass...
Eve is a wretched but clever plotting black widow of a woman...
Nico is a budding starlet, a single-named siren who knows very well where she’s going but very little about how she got to where she’s at...
The Capozzolli Sisters are love personified—spinsters perhaps, but protective of their “daughter.” These Little Italy matrons don’t mess around...
Mena is a teen mensch, a computer savvy capitalist with a crush on Wade...
Irv Cohen owns a popular strip club in San Francisco. He’s known and mentored Wade since our protagonists early days in society’s underbelly...
Bloomy is the sleazy Hollywood agent personified. The type of smooth talking, glad-handing character that you want to wipe your hands of...
Gala Norton is an angelic octogenarian who quite innocently provides just what Wade needs...
Claudia is a matriarchal Brasilian—a long-time friend of Wades who mystically reappears and just in the nick-of-time...
Duda is the Felliniesque friend of Wade...
There are others you will meet along the way as this mystery meanders from coast to coast, from dead-end to dead body and back...
Steamy sex and sordid souls blur the good versus evil archetype in this chilling, non-stop action packed thriller.
Death’s Green Eyes is the first in a series of novels featuring Wade Ellington.

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