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Blackmail Paperback – January 10, 2004

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" . . . a couple of sleepless nights are a small price to pay for adrenalin-enhanced entertainment." -- Sonya Rolls

"An outstanding blend of great characters and a plot that will keep you guessing throughout. A must-read tale." --, January 1, 2004

"He [Collier] is one of those 'characters' that every man wants to be and every woman wants to love." -- Nancy Hayes

From the Publisher

About the book: Terri Delany, a beautiful TV star, is being blackmailed. When she turns to PI Jack Collier, he knows there's much more to it than a video tape of a sex scene played years back. As he probes deeply into the past, tries to follow the latest payoff, and comes up against the real powers to be dealt with, he realizes he may not win this one. Yet he must, for opening this investigation proves to have been an invitation to murder. His own, and that of Delany.

About the author: McElwain seeks to move his stories quickly. Yet his larger-than-life characters are deftly drawn. He has outdone himself in creating Collier, a positive, upbeat man, quite unlike the classic fictional PI. And his descriptive narratives of settings are equally upbeat, demonstrating his love affair with L.A.

From the publisher: "In a story involving blackmail, readers expect violence. However, they'll appreciate the way in which McElwain handles what is essential to the story."


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