Scavenger Hunt

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Philip Marlow and Lew Archer would recognize a kindred spirit in Jimmy Gage, reporter for SLAP magazine, troublemaker by trade and inclination, and the hero of Robert Ferrigno’s sinuous new crime novel. While taking part in a Hollywood scavenger hunt, Jimmy meets Garret Walsh, a bad-boy movie maker in the truest sense: He’s just been released from prison after serving seven years for the murder of a teenaged girl. But Walsh claims he was framed and is writing a screenplay to prove it. He wants Jimmy to help him peddle it, sight unseen.

The next time Jimmy sees the director, he’s floating face-down in a koi pond and “The Most Dangerous Screenplay in Hollywood” has disappeared. Is Walsh a casualty of bad habits or has somebody crossed him off a list? And is Jimmy next? Combining nerve-shredding suspense and heat-seeking satire, Scavenger Hunt is an addictive read.

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User Review  - bookscentlover - LibraryThing

SPOILER! reading a lot of stephen white right now. this one didn't compare. plot rather simple, jimmy wasn't developed. i gasped when rimley said, 'call me sugar,' but that was the only gasp. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Ace reporter Jimmy Gage, of Hollywood tell-all SLAP magazine, bares all trying to win a boozy scavenger hunt. Flanked by a brace of naked starlets, he . . . well, never mind. It's the last item on the ... Read full review

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Robert Ferrigno is the author of six previous novels, including Flinch, Heartbreaker, and The Horse Latitudes. He lives with his family in the Pacific Northwest. View his website at

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