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LAPD Hollywood 121:The Olivia Pages case Ed Van Meyer

LAPD Hollywood 121:The Olivia Pages case

Ed Van Meyer

Published November 26th 2011
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349 pages
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It is late summer 1962.At 1060 Ocean View Drive, Malibu, California - LAPD Hollywood Detective 121 WIll White responding to a call on his car radio arrives at a crime scene.The body of fading Tinselville actress Olivia Page is found at the address,MoreIt is late summer 1962.At 1060 Ocean View Drive, Malibu, California - LAPD Hollywood Detective 121 WIll White responding to a call on his car radio arrives at a crime scene.The body of fading Tinselville actress Olivia Page is found at the address, dead, in suspicious circumstances. It looks like a robbery gone wrong, but then, thats what it was supposed to look like. White is not convinced that this is some robbery gone wrong, he just has that gut feeling this is bigger.The LAPD Chief of Police John Helig soon arrives on the scene and personally takes charge of the case, leaving Will White hacked off, but curious. White goes along with the old man, but has his own agenda in getting to the bottom of the whole thing.Will White then encounters secretive members of both LAPDs Rampart Vice Squad (targeting local Pimp Patty Henslows call girls to the stars racket) and members of the LAPD Gangster Squad - The Hollywood Hardcore Hurricanes (who are trying to keep Litarskis Organised Slime cohorts from up country out of Los Angeles.) Its a dirty business and The Hurricanes know how to do it, with everything from a Tommy Gun to an M16 Half Track mounting a Maxim Turret full of 50 cal machine guns at their disposal.The Olivia case is seemingly and conveniently in WIll Whites view, quickly resolved with a paint by numbers jigsaw picture of convenient and plausible evidence, but Whites inquiring mind has nagging doubts - it just all seems too convenient.He keeps digging away at it on and off. For forty years.An unresolved part of that case - Just who owns the Size 10 right shoe that left a distinctive print in some white face powder on the carpet at the Ocean View Crime Scene in 1962? Thats just one of the questions Will White seeks answers for back in 1962, and fast forwards to 2002, he still wants to know.Fast forward to 2002, lawyer Duke Bridges is closing down his practice, the unresolved will of Olivia Page, gathering dust on a shelf in his safe comes to light. Bridges manages to trace Helen Richards, a sole relative of Olivia Page, this leads to the case being reopened and what people thought was the truth, was in reality far from it.Will White, now a Private Investigator is also hanging up his boots, but he decides to take on the investigation for Helen Richards, White kept copies of the original documents from 1962, Helen RIchards will have some of the answers WIll White seeks, yet she doesnt immediately know it nor does White.A safe deposit box in a Los Angeles Bank Vault yields many answers WIll White was searching for back in 1962, including a book that was missing at the crime scene. The trouble is, someone else is also breathing down their necks!The journey from 1962 to 2002 is twisted as a corkscrew, can you stay the pace? If you like the style of work of Raymond Chandler or James Ellroy, this might be right up your street.The story builds to a thrilling climax, in 2002, Will White encounters an older lady with Dementia stating she is Olivia Page, but is she really Olivia Page or a victim of the delusions inside her apparent disease?Will White contacts LAPD Detective 1200 Dave Dreyja and the Open Case Unit to try and finally resolve the case, but even now, there are people it would seem that would rather things remained buried.....**Caution, this book contains some strong language and adult themes reflecting the nature of real police work.From the Author of the LAPD Detective 1200: Dreyja series of short stories