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Publisher's Summary

Casanegra follows the adventures of Tennyson Hardwick, a gorgeous, sexy former actor and gigolo living on the fringes of the good life in Hollywood. This story combines the glamour of Hollywood with the seedy hopelessness of the inner city. In this hot and steamy mystery, Tennyson is an actor struggling to hang on to his career and redeem his sex-for-pay history, which estranged him from his family, especially his father, a decorated LAPD captain who raised Tennyson to call him "Sir". Now, in the wake of his father's sudden stroke, Tennyson has to save himself from taking the fall for a murder. In the process, he discovers his hidden talents - the hard way.
Blair Underwood, a Golden Globe-nominated actor and the author of Before I Got Here, joins best-selling novelists Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes to create a cool, irresistible character in Tennyson Hardwick. And this gritty, provocative mystery will keep readers craving more.
©2007 Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, and Steven Barnes (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.
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"Actor Underwood...teams up with accomplished authors Due and Barnes to produce a seamlessly entertaining novel." ( Publishers Weekly)
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3 out of 5 stars
By James Gordon on 11-24-07

What's The Beef?

The negativity for this book is pretty amazing. I'm a white guy, and I enjoyed the story, thought the sex scenes were a bit much, but totally liked the narrator and thought he did a good job. This is definitely worth a listen and keeps the interest of any of us not all ready to jump on the poor narrator dude. Sure, the story is an exercise in over-the-top fiction writing, but that's one of the reasons we read fiction. If it were like our lives we'd be bored by page 10. If you don't like Casnegra and think it's too wild, try reading Stephen King and/or Anne Rice ...

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5 out of 5 stars
By William on 10-28-07

10

Ten is a great character and U get to ride along with an African American male between the ghetto and the posh Hollywood lifestyle. I hope there are more episodes of this person and his behind the beauty and rich side of Hip Hop and glamor industries.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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