Summary from Amazon
Lucky Dey, an on-again/off-again Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective is both willful and acerbic to a dangerous fault. While in a holding pattern for official reinstatement, Lucky accepts a one-time private detective gig to track down the missing teenage daughter of a Midwestern software millionaire. This first Lucky Dey Novel winds its way through an L.A. landscape where the lights are bright, but the edges can be dark, perilously frayed, and populated with mix of human predators, amusing losers, and ambitious fringe dwellers.
Missing persons cases show up on the news all the time – chances are they are a child – an Amber Alert is issued and the world stops everything to try and find the missing child – a senior citizen goes missing and a Silver Alert is issued and all eyes on social media trying to find the missing person – what happens though when a teenager runs away from home? Not a lot – sometimes an Amber Alert is issued – sometimes not – this can be due to lack of parental knowledge the child has run away (in this case it was because the parents were divorced and not communicative) – sometimes it’s because the parents want to keep things on the hush-hush so they don’t issue the Amber alert in hopes of finding their child on their own…
Lucky Dey is a down on his luck former cop hoping to get back in to LA County Sheriff’s office and while waiting he’s recommended to a mid-western software millionaire to try and find his “missing” daughter – it doesn’t take Lucky long to figure out she ran away from home – but her reasons are left on the back burner until the very end of the book. The author takes the reader through many twists and turns while revealing the much darker side of LA. All glitz and glitter to the outside tourist those who work the “streets” know that LA isn’t everything is appears to be on the surface – 99 Percent Kill brings every dirty little secret of LA to the surface in a wicked thrill ride of a book.
4 out of 5 Stars for 99 Percent Kill!
**I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**
About the author
Doug Richardson was born in Arcadia, California. The son of a career politician, Doug grew up outside Sacramento and inside the state Capitol. He used to talk his way into then- Governor Ronald Reagan’s office, just to get a handful of jellybeans.
Doug left Northern California for Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema. For as long as he could remember, Doug had wanted to be a movie director. But in pursuing his goal he discovered how movies are really made: in the writing.
After finishing college, Doug signed a two-year contract with Warner Brothers. In 1989 he garnered national attention when his spec screenplay was the first in Hollywood to sell for a million dollars. Doug’s first feature film, the sequel to DIE HARD, DIE HARDER, was produced in 1990. He has since written and produced feature films including the box office smash BAD BOYS and, most recently, HOSTAGE. To date, Doug’s features have grossed over 800 million dollars worldwide.
Doug has written five novels to date: DARK HORSE, TRUE BELIEVERS, THE SAFETY EXPERT, BLOOD MONEY and 99 PERCENT KILL.
Doug continues to write and develop for feature films and television. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children and four mutts.