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Murdock for Hire

by Robert J. Ray

ISBN 0312001614 / 9780312001612 / 0-312-00161-4
Publisher St Martins Pr
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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When software mogul Eddie Hennessy dies of a heart attack, there's no reason to suspect foul play ... except that the family man was in bed with a masked call-girl and snorting cocaine at the time. And that the death scene closely resembles that of two other recently deceased executives. Eddie co-owned a boat with ex-cop and private-eye Matt Murdock. If Murdock can help out the widow by finding Eddie's missing coin collection, maybe he won't have to sell the boat. Murdock's investigation leads him to Lido Enterprises, operated out of the magnificent white stone Hotel Bougaineville. For a hefty chunk of change, upscale ladies of the night dally with stressed out businessmen, initiate them into the pleasures of bondage and high-grade cocaine and then hold their reputations for ransom. Can Murdock infiltrate their inner sanctum and break their hold on Newport Beach's corporate class? Sure, but not without stirring up a hornets' nest that threatens to take out both Murdock and his shady lady love. [via]