By Elmore Leonard
Diamond Dagger for Lifetime success Award from the Crime Writers’ Association
Grand grasp Award from secret Writers of America
After one triumph and one flop, Mafia loanshark-turned-Hollywood manufacturer Chili Palmer is determined for an additional hit...of the celluloid kind. And whilst a equally relocated former mob affiliate takes successful of the bullet-in-the-brain kind whereas they're power-lunching, Chili starts to determine all types of tale percentages. The whacked recording corporation mogul's noon loss of life is major Chili into the twisted global of rock stars, pop divas, and hip-hop gangstas, that is rife with drama, jealousy, and betrayal -- all of the stuff that makes mammoth field place of work. Tinsel city had higher take conceal, simply because Chili Palmer's engaged on one other motion picture. And that's while humans are likely to die.
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Be Cool by Elmore Leonard