Synopses & Reviews
Eddie Gianelli faces his toughest challenge yet when he's asked to bodyguard the King of Rock and Roll
It's 1964, and Elvis Presley is heading to Vegas for the opening of his latest film, Viva Las Vegas. Although he despises rock and roll, Frank Sinatra has always had time for Elvis. So when Elvis's manager contacts Frank to explain that Elvis is out of control and to request Frank's help in safeguarding him while he's in Vegas, Frank calls on Eddie as being just the man for the job.
At the same time, Eddie must find out who put his friend, Vegas PI Danny Bardini, in hospital - and why.
In order to get to the bottom of the mystery, while doing his best to keep Elvis out of trouble, Eddie will need to call on his old friends, the Rat Pack, for help.
"If you remember the Rat Pack era fondly, from the suits to the songs to the martinis, then you won't stop smiling from the moment you pick up an Eddie Gianelli adventure to the moment you close it" Fly Me to the Morgue Booklist
"Randisi's take on Vegas in its prime is always a treat, and the light, breezy style delivers its own brand of Nelson Riddle, toe-tapping pleasure" It Was a Very Bad Year Booklist
"Randisi does well with Elvis, portraying the troubled star as an almost giddy naïf, eager to play with the big boys. Great fun, as always, for those who treasure Vegas in all its pre-theme-park glory." Booklist
"Offers plenty of Hollywood glamor" Fly Me to the Morgue Publishers Weekly
"Randisi delivers a tasty slice of nostalgia with a healthy dollop of crime and humor..." Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Robert Randisi is the founder and executive director of the Private Eye Writers of America. He lives in Missouri.