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Beating the Babushka: A Cape Weathers Investigation
by Tim Maleeny

Published: 2007-10-01
Paperback : 365 pages
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A movie producer hurtles to his death from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, an apparent suicide that shocks the film community and puts a two hundred million dollar production in jeopardy.

His colleague, Grace, doesn't believe it was suicide and turns to private detective Cape ...

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(A movie producer hurtles to his death from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, an apparent suicide that shocks the film community and puts a two hundred million dollar production in jeopardy.

His colleague, Grace, doesn't believe it was suicide and turns to private detective Cape Weathers to find the truth. To solve the case, Cape and his friend Sally?an assassin raised by the Triads?take on the Russian mob, a major movie studio, and a recalcitrant police department by enlisting the help of rogue cops, computer hackers, and an investigative journalist who just doesn't give a damn. But with a sniper on their trail, the challenge will be staying alive long enough to find out the truth.

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Beating The Babushka
a novel by Tim Maleeny

Chapter One

Tom Abrahams was flying to his death.
That’s what he told himself as he plummeted through the fog with his arms outstretched, the wind roaring in his ears. He was flying, not falling. He could turn and glide safely back to the bridge at any moment. All he had to do was concentrate. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

The two brothers running the movie studio have an intensely dysfunctional relationship that affects everyone around them. How would you handle that type of environment? Does it remind you of anyone you’ve known or worked with?

The bond between Cape and Sally is incredibly strong, each willing to risk their life for the other, yet theirs isn’t a romantic relationship. Is it simply a partnership, or is there more to it than that? Would you like to read about how they first met and began working together in some future book?

A critical break in the case comes from a known criminal, someone involved in the Russian mob. Do you think there really is “honor among thieves”?

Cape often uses humor to deflect deeper emotions or disarm people he is investigating. Was the humor unexpected in a mystery, and how did it enhance or diffuse the tension of a dramatic or violent scene?

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  "Great Read, not much to discuss"by Bruins (see profile) 01/03/08

I love mysteries and thrillers, so this book was great. Not much discussion to be had on this one.
Great book to read on a snowy weekend on the couch or sitting on the beach during a mid
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