By Michael Craven
Introducing Donald Tremaine, P.I.
as soon as the world's number 1 surfer, Donald Tremaine give up on the best of his video game, moved right into a trailer in Malibu, and have become a detective. attractive girls do not ask for his autograph anymore. Now they ask for his helpвЂ”like the beautiful Nina Aldeen, who wishes Tremaine to resolve the homicide of her uncle, advertisements magnate Roger Gale, brutally slayed in his L.A. place of work a 12 months past. The police research went nowhere. The suspects are many, and the sufferer had extra secrets and techniques than somebody ever knew. however the nearer Tremaine will get to the reality, the nearer he involves a killer who simply could make his most complex case his final.
a unique that either honors and invigorates the vintage deepest eye novel, physique replica loudly heralds the arrivalвЂ”with a bulletвЂ”of a big contender at the noir scene.
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One of many world’s so much winning crime writers, Georges Simenon has extremely joyful secret fanatics all over the world because 1931 together with his matchless construction Inspector Maigret.
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Not much. ” Tremaine said, “Thanks for talking to me, Mary. ” she said. Tremaine smiled. Tremaine, after leaving Mary, sat down with a young copywriter named Matt Bishop. A creative. They sat in Matt’s “ofﬁce” a room with three orange steel walls and an opening 55 Michael Craven on one side that looked out into the agency. Matt had a goatee and his ﬁngers were bejeweled with several cheaplooking rings. His dark hair and dark goatee set against pale Iowa skin gave him sort of a sinister look.
Tremaine smiled, embarrassed. “You’ll have to excuse Laurie,” Nina said. ” “I’m not sure I know what that word means,” Laurie said. “Nina’s an intellectual. ” “With that, I’ll leave you two alone,” Nina said. ” Laurie said. ” “Not this dangerous,” Tremaine said. 51 Michael Craven “Oh, he’s got a sense of humor, too,” Laurie said. ” Nina said good-bye to Tremaine and Laurie and left. Laurie Donnelly was the kind of person Tremaine needed. She had a position of stature at the agency and was happy to use it to help him out.
Inside it sat what looked to Tremaine to be awards. Little gold statues and plates. “This was Roger’s ofﬁce. Nobody felt right about taking it over, so they use it to house all the awards the agency wins. ” Tremaine asked. Nina laughed. The laugh of someone who just realized that there’s no possible way the other person in a conversation could know anything about the subject at hand. Nina said, “The advertising industry is very selfcongratulatory. ” “Not really. ” Nina and Tremaine moved on and now entered another unusual room within the open space created by four wood walls, each a different height.