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Fiction, Thriler
Powerful reality-based roller-coaster ride about DNA typing.
Fiction - Action/Adventure, History
The action kicks off in serene Beverly Hills where Dr. Mike Nejad reviews a cryptic letter from his stubborn Iranian father, an internationally respected medical researcher. Early one morning, colorful FBI agent Marco Wexler unexpectedly appears at Mike’s house. Mike is suspicious because of Marco’s age and flashes back on his father’s letter. Maybe it was a warning. From Washington, D.C. and a conspiracy within our own government to The Center for Disease Control to a synagogue in Tehran, with an authentic woven history dating back to Hippocrates, Lewis comes up with a thoroughly original monster of a plot that will please even the most faithful conspiracy addicts.
Fiction
Compelling Scalpel Thriller
Biography
"I found Celebrity Gangster intense, dramatic, a real page turner." ----Irwin Winkler, Producer of Rocky, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Night and the City and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. The only biography of gangster Mickey Cohen.
Biography of the fabled comedian and actor Milton Berle.
Medical Thriller
Move over Michael Crichton and Robin Cook, here comes Brad Lewis. The reader's goosebumps will have bumps until the twisted ending. © 2001, Nancy B. Leake, A.R.N.P., CS-FNP, MSN,

Events

Brad Lewis appeared with author James Ellroy on the Discovery Channel.

James Ellroy's LA: City of Demons

Premiered Wednesday, January 19 at 10 PM (ET)

Brad was the special guest for episode #6-Hot Spot Homicide. He was sought out for his expertise and research on two famous Hollywood unsolved murders. Brad's account of the Sherry's Shooting on the Sunset Strip, across from Bing Crosby's building finally provided a gruesome-but-detailed account of all the players. Ten years later, the murder of Jack "The Enforcer" Whalen at Rondelli's in the Valley, left the police baffled. Was comedian Joey Bishop really there? With all the Rat Pack connections to the mob, Joey was the only one to testify at a mob murder trial!

Brad provided an hour and one half of interview material for the show.

The six-part series is now available on DVD.


Recent Appearances:

GAMBLER'S BOOK SHOP
Las Vegas - Book Signing

BARNES & NOBLE
Book Signing
Marina Del Rey, CA

Seattle Mystery Bookshop
117 Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98104
206-587-5737
www.seattlemystery.com

Brad Lewis, author of Hollywood's Celebrity Gangster: The Incredible Live and Times of Mickey Cohen (Enigma Books trade paperback, $22.00), signs copies of the book and gives a presentation on Mickey, the history of the Jewish mob and the entertainment business. It will be an interesting talk: Bugsy Siegel, Jack Ruby, Marilyn Monroe, the Rat Pack, Martin & Dean, Vegas, LA - the whole shebang - moviestars! gangsters! gamblers! scandal! murder! Call to reserve a copy - it will help us know how many copies to have on hand and how many chairs to have ready!

BOOK SOUP (WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA) - Sunset Boulevard
Talk and Signing

Recent Interview: http:/​/​www.scpr.org/​programs/​airtalk/​listings/​2007/​05/​airtalk_20070528.shtml
"Hollywood's Celebrity Gangster" KPCC "Air Talk" with Larry Mantle

Book Expo, Javits Center, Manhattan; Book Signing

Bryant Library, Roslyn, Long Island
http:/​/​12.20.26.34/​bryant/​lib/​eventcalendar.asp

Talk & Signing

New York Public Library Main Branch
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Talk and Signing

Brad Lewis Speaks About Hollywood Wiretap - Is The Pellicano Case New?:
In February 2006, the United States District Court Grand Jury filed a one-hundred-twelve-count sixty-page federal racketeering indictment against sleuth-to-the-stars Anthony Pellicano. The indictment sounded to me like a carbon copy of Mickey Cohen’s extortion and wiretapping operations that dated back to the 1940s. The suit alleged that Pellicano used confidential police and law enforcement records, including the National Crime Information Center, to access information on actors Sylvester Stallone, Garry Shandling, Kevin Nealon, and Keith Carradine, journalists Anita Busch and Bernard Weintraub, powerhouse agents Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane, and former professional tennis player Lisa Bonder Kerkorian, who was married to three-times-her-age billionaire entertainment mogul Kirk Kerkorian. bugging engineer. The comparison illustrates how behind-the-scenes operations in Hollywood rely on historic paradigms, something strange yet fascinating.

Brad Lewis Speaks About Did Bugsy Siegel Really Invent Las Vegas?:
Folklore would have us believe incorrectly that Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was the brain behind the “invention” of Las Vegas. Much has been written about the neon city, and some of it filled with misconceptions about Bugsy's role. The development of Las Vegas was a lengthy process rather than a sudden surge and involved the best of the Chicago crime syndicate. The success of the transplanted idea for an entertainment hotel with gambling was dependent upon corrupt Chicago politics and its influence as far away as Nevada. In addition to arranging for legalized gambling, the Chicago syndicate needed to build the Hoover Dam; hotels without a significant water and power supply were of little use. None of this could have taken place without the guidance of people like Chicago's Curly Humphreys and attorney Sidney Korshak, both connected to Al Capone. Even with the dam and gambling goals accomplished, the boys needed the race wire – the cornerstone of gambling around the nation – and that was a long way off.