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Dead Space (Charlie Willis #2)

3.38  ·  Rating Details  ·  77 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Ex-cop Charlie Willis handles "special security" at Pinnacle Pictures. His job: to protect the studio and its stars, to stop scandals before they explode, to keep the peace in the land of make-believe. When Pinnacle revives the cult, 1960s TV series "Beyond the Beyond" as the cornerstone of a fourth network, two powerful forces fight for control of the show--a talent agenc ...more
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published (first published 1997)
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Tom Hansen
Jan 30, 2011 Tom Hansen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read
“Dead Space” by Lee Goldberg.
The basic premise of this book is a group of washed up Beyond the Beyond (essentially Star Trek) actors and producers take offense to the studio putting out a remake of the original. The Captain, who believes himself to truly be the character he played in the 60’s pulls together his team to kill anyone that stands in their way.
This all turns into a cop murder-mystery with lots of sex, violence, bad acting, and people dressing up in costume for Beyondicon.
This is not
Nov 24, 2015 Melinda rated it it was amazing
Oh, how happy was I to discover that Goldberg wrote a sequel to My Gun Has Bullets? Pretty damn happy. Cop turned reluctant actor Charlie Willis is back in his new capacity protecting the denizens of Pinnacle Pictures from each other and themselves. Keeping Charlie at the studio gives Goldberg another opportunity to skewer the entertainment industry and its useful idiots with evil glee, and he doesn't disappoint. This time, he takes aim at the reboot of a Star Trek-like series whose delusional o ...more
C. Williams
May 22, 2014 C. Williams rated it really liked it
The second Charlie Willis book builds on the first and its atmosphere of giddy entertainment industry anarchy. Goldberg uses Willis as a foil for the insanity of Hollywood as helge fully butchers every sacred cow of the industry.
Nov 16, 2014 Rusty rated it it was ok
Shelves: detective
This series takes place in Hollywood. The characters are supposed to be zany, comical and crazy. I just found them unpleasant.
Apr 14, 2014 Jackie rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish it. It was very sci-fi and I just couldn't get into it. The plot was just about killing every off and there was no real reason or explanation of it. It all seems too easy and none ever got caught. Only got halfway through it so I'm not sure how it all played out I could have forced myself to finish it but it was just not my genre so I decided to move on.
Tim Puyleart
Mar 23, 2012 Tim Puyleart rated it did not like it
I know the story was meant as satire and to be funny. Didn't find much humor. Characters are distracting and unrealistic. Many grammatical errors that make it seem like a draft.
Jul 15, 2012 liirogue rated it did not like it
Didn't finish. I got about half way through and realized I just wasn't interested in going any further. None of the characters had any appeal for me and the plot wasn't going anywhere.
Feb 13, 2013 Gretchen rated it really liked it
A little too raunchy for me, but I liked it anyhow.
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New York Times Bestselling author Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee whose many TV writing and/or producing credits include "Martial Law," "SeaQuest," "Diagnosis Murder,""Hunter," "Spenser: For Hire," "Nero Wolfe," "Missing." "Monk" and "The Glades." He's also the author of the Fox & O'Hare series with Janet Evanovich (The Heist, The Chase, The Job), "The ...more
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