Outspoken, brash New Yorker Sammy Greene needs a second chance. Fired from her job as a Washington TV producer, her midnight to 3 a.m. 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 Santa Ana "devil wind" fanning fires threatening to engulf the city and Y2K looming, 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 identified as the wayward daughter of old friend, Gus Pappajohn spurs the ex- campus cop to join Sammy in what may be a murder investigation, along the way exposing the seamy underbelly of Tinseltown. If Sammy's not careful this time, someone will make sure she's off the air for good.
©2011 Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid (P)2011 Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid
The second in the Sammy Greene series, this one takes place in Los Angeles just before Y2K. I thought it was even better than Dead Air because the authors really developed Sammy's character. The issues - fear in politics, father and daughter relationships and the veneration of celebrity are all timely. I am now a Sammy Greene fan!
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