A Socialite Scorned: The Murder of a Tucson High-Roller

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Macmillan, Jan 31, 2012 - True Crime - 288 pages
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A POWER PLAYER.

The victim was Gary Triano, a Tucson real estate developer with influential friends—and enemies. After finishing a round of golf at a country club, he went to the parking lot and found a gift in his car: a crudely made pipe-bomb that blew him to pieces.

A LOVER AND A HITMAN.

The bomb-maker was Ron Young, a Colorado “bad guy” wanted on weapons and fraud charges. The prosecution claimed that the woman he was dating at the time promised to pay him $400,000 to murder her ex-husband.

A WANTED WOMAN…

Her name was Pamela Phillips, an Aspen socialite, divorcée, and mother of Triano’s two children. She received two million dollars upon his death but evaded suspicion for more than a decade. Finally, halfway across the globe in Austria, authorities caught up with the blonde bombshell—igniting one of the most explosive cases in Arizona history.

Includes 8 pages of dramatic photos
  

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I had heard stories about a car bomb killing a guy in La Paloma. Last week the story was on Dateline. Loving true crime stories and living in Tucson, I was hoping for a detailed book on the case ... Read full review

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Not a bad account of an interesting murder; like reading the news. Read full review

Contents

The Murder PART
1
The Divorce
23
Money Money Money
30
Loose Ends
46
Digging Deeper
55
The Devil in the Details
66
The Romance
72
Killing Two Birds With One Stone
77
Skipping Christmas
150
Bad Energy
156
PART 11
159
The Killers in the
163
The Capture
174
The Debris
187
Lucky Break
195
Roads
208

The Notes They Left Behind
86
Identity Crisis
96
The Big Reveal
103
Hidden in Plain Sight
109
The Nightmare
115
New Plans
124
Starting Over
138
Overexposure
144
Reckoning
219
The Case for Murder
226
Blown Away
231
Score One for the Defense
239
Whodunit
248
Flowers on a Grave
259
Crazy Like a
267
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

KERRIE DROBAN is the co-author of Prodigal Father, Pagan Son: Growing Up Inside the Dangerous World of the Pagans Motorcycle Club and author of Running with the Devil: The True Story of the ATF's Infiltration of the Hells Angels, winner of the USA Book News National Book Award for Best Memoir/Autobiography and two-time winner for their True Crime award. She is a criminal defense attorney in Arizona.

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