When a movie producer hurtles to his death from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, an apparent suicide, it shocks the film community and puts a two hundred million dollar production in jeopardy. A female colleague comes forward claiming it was murder, but the police are skeptical. Preoccupied by a sudden drug war between the tong gangs of Chinatown and the mob, they listen to her story and send her packing.
She turns to private detective Cape Weathers, who believes her just enough to let her pay his day rate. Then two Russian gangsters show up on his doorstep and tell him to drop the case or die. Cape and his partner Sally-a female 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 learn the truth.
Tim Maleeny is the Macavity Award-winning author of Beating the Babushka as well as Stealing The Dragon, a novel Lee Child called "a perfect thriller debut," and Greasing the Pinata. His short fiction appears in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen, Plots With Guns, and Death Do Us Part, an award-winning anthology edited by Harlan Coben. Beating the Babushka is second in his series featuring private detective Cape Weathers and the exotic and dangerous Sally.