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Hollywood Buzz

Hollywood Buzz
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Not the usual assignment. Ferrying fighter planes, undercover work ... that's more like it. But it's the dark hours of WWII, and Hollywood's biggest stars, studio moguls, and Washington bureaucrats are working hand-in-glove to merge entertainment and propaganda. Pucci Lewis has been dispatched to Fort Roach, the First Motion Picture Unit, where a make-or-break documentary on the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) is underway. Pucci is stepping in for a sister-WASP, now hospitalized in critical condition as a result of a suspicious plane crash. But who's the saboteur? Why the cover-up? As Pucci seeks answers, she is drawn into a high-profi le homicide. A bigname director has been murdered, possibly by Nazi operatives. Military intelligence wants Pucci to learn what she can from her inside position. Bela Lugosi is a frequent visitor to the Beverly Hills mansion where Pucci is temporarily billeted. His “niece,” a rising starlet and also the housekeeper, has a history with the Hungarian resistance. But is she to be trusted? Can Pucci steadfastly maneuver through movie land and its narcissistic denizens, finally unraveling the web of uncertainties to prove she has the right stuff?
ReadHowYouWant; December 2009
492 pages; ISBN 9781458712844
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