Platinum Blues

By William Deverell

Platinum Blues
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Oliver Gulliver is a small-town lawyer in northern California, and he’s slowly going broke. He’s a plodder and a dreamer, has never tested himself in a big trial, and is immensely protective of his two teenage girls. His very attractive 18-year-old returns home from San ... Read more


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Oliver Gulliver is a small-town lawyer in northern California, and he’s slowly going broke. He’s a plodder and a dreamer, has never tested himself in a big trial, and is immensely protective of his two teenage girls. His very attractive 18-year-old returns home from San Francisco, where she had been seeking a modeling career, dragging home with her a once-famous, now burnt-out and alcoholic rock star, C.C. Gilley. They’re in love. Oliver is utterly shocked and dismayed. It’s like having a dope-smoking extraterrestrial in the trailer in the back yard, living with his daughter. But a quirky friendship develops as Gilley accepts Oliver’s dare to go cold turkey.

Working in the backyard Winnebago, with guitar and portable recording studio, Gilley begins writing songs — a comeback album. But the tune of his love song to Oliver’s daughter is stolen, and begins to get major airplay from a new band that a major label is pushing. Armed with an opinion from a music expert, Oliver finds himself in Los Angeles, tackling the big boys, suing a billion-dollar record company for plagiarism.

 

William Deverell

William Deverell was a journalist for seven years and a trial lawyer for 25, as defender or prosecutor in more than a thousand criminal cases, including 30 murder trials. The author of over 20 novels, Deverell has won the $50,000 Seal First Novel Prize and the Book of the Year Award, the Dashiell Hammett Award for literary excellence in crime writing in North America, as well as two Arthur Ellis Awards for best Canadian crime novel. His work has been translated into 14 languages and sold worldwide. He lives on Pender Island, B.C.

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