|Voodoo, Ltd. (1992) [Novel]|
by Ross Thomas
Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!
(From the publisher):
Wudu, Ltd. is not exactly a private investigation agency, and the overhead's too high for con men. It's "a closely held limited liablility company that does for others what they cannot do for themselves," says Arthur Case Wu, ex-carny, pretender to the Chinese Emperor's throne, and chief executive officer of Wudu, Ltd. In other words, they solve big problems for big bucks.
When German entrepreneur Enno Glimm, who insists upon pronouncing the company name as "Voodoo", arrives in London to strike a deal with Quincy Durant, the arrangement comes just in time to move Wudu's accounts into the black.
Glimm's problem: two kinky British hypnotists have vanished, leaving his client, actress-director Ione Gamble, in the lurch. Only the hypnotists can prove that the star did not gun down her loathsome billionaire ex-fiance in his $13-million Malibu "beach shack".
For Durant and Wu, it means enlisting the help of some old cronies, like the dubious Otherguy Overby, terrorism expert Dr. Booth Stallings, and the overtly sensual Georgia Blue. Together, they must weave a bit of their black magic in the world of excess bounded by Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Malibu. But the stakes double when a whole lot of illicit cash starts flashing in the California sun. And with some of the most dangerous people in the world gathered in such close proximity, Wudu, Ltd. may just start needing some protection from one its own.
Original title: Voodoo, Ltd.
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper