Chuck Greaves Signs in Redondo Beach
Former Los Angeles lawyer and literacy and library advocate Chuck Greaves introduced Jack MacTaggert in the well-received Hush Money. Jack, a lawyer like his creator, returns in Green-Eyed Lady, a fast-paced comedic legal thriller with a scandal-impaired political candidate as his client. Chuck’s historical novel, Hard Twisted, released last winter under C. Joseph Greaves, has been compared to Cormac McCarthy’s border trilogy and fictionalizes the Depression-era true crime story of Lucile “Lottie” Garrett .
Award-winning author Chuck Greaves returns with the rollicking sequel to his acclaimed debut novel, "Hush Money."
U.S. Senate candidate Warren Burkett has a history of marital infidelity. Three weeks before Election Day, Burkett comes to the aid of a beautiful green-eyed lady, only to find himself alone and naked in a stranger's home from which a priceless painting is missing. As the resulting scandal threatens to tilt the election, the painting turns up in a most unexpected place . . . and so does a dead body.
Hired to defend Burkett and unravel the deepening mystery, attorney Jack MacTaggart must traverse a minefield of ruthless politicians, felonious art dealers, swarming paparazzi, the amorous wife of Burkett's billionaire opponent, her mobbed-up brother, and a district attorney with an old score to settle.
With the electoral clock ticking and the press following his every move, Jack's investigation leads him on a roller-coaster ride through the lofty heights and gritty depths of Los Angeles and Southern California, lending new meaning to the adage that all's fair in love and politics.
A newly minted member of Pasadena's oldest and snobbiest law firm, Jack MacTaggart is assigned to handle an insurance claim on behalf of a socialite's racing horse. He goes deep into the high-stakes world of professional show jumping and down a path to romance.
In May of 1934, outside of Hugo, Oklahoma, a homeless man and his thirteen-year-old daughter are befriended by a charismatic drifter, newly released from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. The drifter, Clint Palmer, lures father and daughter to Texas, where the father, Dillard Garrett, mysteriously disappears, and where his daughter Lucile begins a one-year ordeal as Palmer's captive on a crime spree-culminating in the notorious Greenville, Texas "skeleton murder" trial of 1935.
C. Joseph Greaves weaves a chilling tale of survival and redemption, encompassing iconic landscapes, historic figures, America's last Indian uprising, and one of the most celebrated criminal trials of the Public Enemy era, all rooted in the intensely personal story of a young girl's coming of age in a world as cruel as it is beautiful.