for an Angel
Williams, a controversial financier, is found unconscious in the
garage of Stratonics with a gun in his hand. Nearby is the body
of Roy Lacey, executive of Stratonics, dead from a bullet between
of Homicide Detectives, Lt. Oliver Thompson, seeing this seemingly
open-and-shut case as a fitting finale to his career, takes over
the investigation. He feeds information about the case to a young
novice reporter and to the media to bolster his reputation.
high society San Francisco women persuade top lawyer Charles Douglas
to undertake William's defense. Douglas is hindered in the case
by William's secretive personality, his sexual involvement with
Douglas' married niece, and by Thompson's manipulations of the press.
is much detail of the workings of Silicon Valley, and of the influence
of the press, police and finance. The characters are developed in
depth. The plot is closely woven with the resolution of the case
in doubt until the end.
an engaging story with the added fillip of a few sexy love stories.