Award-winning author Chuck Greaves returns with the rollicking sequel to his acclaimed debut novel, Hush Money.
US Senate candidate Warren Burkett has a history of marital infidelity. Three weeks before Election Day, Burkett comes to the aid of a beautiful green-eyed lady, only to find himself alone and naked in a stranger’s home from which a priceless painting is missing. As the resulting scandal threatens to tilt the election, the painting turns up in a most unexpected place—and so does a dead body.
Hired to defend Burkett and unravel the deepening mystery, Jack MacTaggart must traverse a minefield of ruthless politicians, felonious art dealers, swarming paparazzi, the amorous wife of Burkett’s billionaire opponent, her mobbed-up brother, and a district attorney with an old score to settle.
With the electoral clock ticking and the press following his every move, Jack’s investigation leads him on a roller-coaster ride through the lofty heights and gritty depths of Southern California, lending new meaning to the adage that all’s fair in love and politics.
© 2013 by Charles J. Greaves
“Greaves’s legal thriller with comic overtones successfully builds on his multi-award-nominated series debut (Hush Money) and will amuse Californians with its spot-on cultural references.”
“The breezy MacTaggart—whose bywords are ‘Trust me. I’m a lawyer’—is always good company.”
“In Green-Eyed Lady, his sequel to Hush Money, Chuck Greaves has the recipe for a sure-fire hit: several dead bodies, two politicians short on good sense and willing to do anything, one stolen masterpiece, one political scandal…then two, the timer counting down to a critical election, and Jack MacTaggart—a lawyer with a heart, a conscience, a wry sense of humor, and steel balls—who loves to turn up the heat…and voila, a tasty dish you’ll want to consume in one sitting.”
Deborah Coonts, author of So Damn Lucky
Dan Butler, an actor, writer, director, and producer, has had major roles on and off Broadway and has appeared in numerous television shows, including Frasier, House, and Monk. He cowrote and directed Karl Rove, I Love You, and has appeared in such feature films as Crazy, Stupid, Love; Silence of the Lambs; Enemy of the State; and Fixing Frank, among others.