Author: Elmore Leonard
Original language: English
Mob-connected loanshark Chili Palmer is sick of the Miami grind–plus his “friends” have a bad habit of dying there. So when he chases a deadbeat client out to Hollywood, Chili figures he might like to stay. This town with its dreammakers, glitter, hucksters, and liars–plus gorgeous, partially clad would -be starlets everywhere you look–seems ideal for an enterprising criminal with a taste for the cinematic. Besides, Chili’s got an idea for a “killer” movie–thought it could very possibly kill him to get it made.