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The Perpetual Summer: A Chuck Restic Mystery

The Perpetual Summer: A Chuck Restic Mystery

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An HR exec-turned-private eye goes deep into a rich LA family's dangerous secrets in this crackling crime yarn by the author of The Silent Second (Kirkus Reviews).

Corporate HR executive Chuck Restic found a new sense of purpose when he started moonlighting as LA's most unassuming private investigator. And when he's offered a hundred grand to find a rich old man's missing granddaughter, it seems like the kind of case even full-time PI's only dream about. Then reality sets in. It turns out real estate tycoon Carl Valenti has already paid a hefty ransom for his granddaughter's release--to no avail. Also, Valenti's chauffer Hector will be at Chuck's service throughout his investigation--whether he likes it or not.

The trail leads Chuck to a high-profile fight over a new art museum and a forty-year-old murder that won't stay in the past. As the list of suspects expands to include the girl's fitness-obsessed mom, her personal life coach, and even the girl herself, all roads seem to lead back to Valenti. And Chuck begins to wonder if this dream job is going to leave him sleeping with the fishes.

This is the second book in the Chuck Restic mystery series.

Author: Adam Walker Phillips
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
Published: 01/09/2018
Pages: 280
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781945551123

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/16/2017
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2017
Booklist 12/15/2017 pg. 89
Library Journal 01/01/2018

About the Author
Adam Walker Phillips is the author of the Chuck Restic Mystery Series, which follows a burnt-out HR man who moonlights as a private detective. Phillips is a 20-year corporate vet who has endured countless PowerPoint decks, offsite retreats and visioning sessions, and synergies and synergistically-minded cross-functional teams in order to bring this mystery series to life. His sardonic take on corporate life brings a fresh voice to the classic detective novel. Phillips lives with his wife and children in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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