The Case of the Kidnapped Angel Author:E.V. Cunningham When Angel Barton, Hollywood sex goddess, is kidnapped from her Malibu beach house, Detective Masao Masuto is sent to investigate. But Mike Baron, Angel's equally famous actor husband, is adamant that the million-dollar ransom be paid - without police interference. A few hours after barton sets off to rendevous with the kidnappers, Angel Barton ... more »returns home unharmed. Her husband is not so lucky: Mike Barton is found slumped behind the whell of his Mercedes, a bullet in his head, the ransom money gone.
As Masuto begins to seek out the reasons for Barton's death, he finds himself immersed in a complex world of secret passions and bewildering illusions. More victims will die before Masuto gathers suspects together in a desperate gamble to expose the vicious killer behind the smiling faces of Mike barton's closest friends.« less