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Earthquake Weather

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A veteran filmmaker and novelist now creates a riveting noir set in the power-mad jungle of Hollywood. In Earthquake Weather a natural disaster shakes a city and an industry to their cores, revealing new layers of deceit, desire, and deadly aggression.

Hollywood. The land of dreams and schemes. Mark Hayes has a dream. To make movies. But that’s easier wished for than done.
Paperback, 303 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by Ballantine Books (first published 2004)
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Karin Montin
Earthquake Weather and Blonde Lightning follow the fortunes of would-be filmmaker Mark Hayes and his neighbour, writer-director Clyde McCoy. In the first, Mark’s boss is found dead in his pool and the prime suspect is Mark, although the despicable producer had no shortage of enemies. Mark’s dream is to make quality films, but he’s on the verge of being branded a loser. If that happens, he’s sunk. His only hope is to find the killer.

The books provide an inside look at the industry. They’rere fun
Earthquake Weather was a thriller chock full of interesting insights about the exciting and cutthroat nature of the American film industry. I found the narrator very easy to relate to, particularly because he constantly refused to let cynicism and disappointment (about emphasis on profits, ambition and greed over true artistry) to totally devour his love for filmaking or his frail hopes for the future. The plot was also fairly suspenseful and I was hooked from the first page (particularly becaus ...more
A grim Hollywood thriller, but just not in the same league as Lankford's "Shooters".
Nice little thriller set in Hollywood.
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Recommended by Michael Connolly.
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