Outspoken, brash New Yorker Sammy Greene needs a second chance. Fired from her job as a Washington TV producer, her midnight to 3 am show Sammy Greene on the LA Scene at a small progressive radio station soon has Sammy ruffling the feathers of a popular Orange County Congressman. And everyone is listening. December, 1999. 10 days before the new millennium. Already on edge with Y2K looming and Santa Ana devil winds fanning fires which threaten to engulf the city,, Sammy's callers imagine Armageddon - the perfect setting for a rogue CIA operative to manipulate fears as cover for his deadly plot. A young woman's burned body is identified as the wayward daughter of old friend, Gus Pappajohn, and spurs the ex- campus cop to join Sammy in what may be a murder investigation that exposes the seamy underbelly of Tinseltown. If Sammy's not careful this time, someone will make sure she's off the air for good.
Bristling with suspense, Devil Wind sizzles with the heat of high level corruption, low down murder, and scorching desert winds howling down Los Angeles canyons and ratcheting up the excitement. Part Raymond Chandler, part Michael Connelly, this combustible tale is perfect beach reading.
--Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author of the Book of Spies
This new whirlwind of a mystery pits the forces of justice--led by a quirky overnight radio personality--against the forces of evil from LA's gritty streets, its drug-fueled cocktail parties, and its corridors of power. Taking a scalpel to crime, corruption, and hypocrisy, the authors of Devil Wind, both doctors, expose the frayed nervous system of Los Angeles at the turn of the twenty-first century, when the suffocating power of the Santa Ana winds blew into the soul of the city.
--Donald Bain, author of the Murder, She Wrote mystery series
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