Pucci Lewis is a WASP pilot. WASP is the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, a group of women
who ferried the planes from their bases in the United States to destinations overseas during
World War II. Pucci is trained as a pilot but also trained by the OSS (Office of Strategic
Services) as an undercover agent.
She is sent to Hollywood by her boss, Jackie Cochran, to replace Frankie Brall, an ace pilot
and Pucci's friend. Frankie is in critical condition after a plane crash while she was filming a
documentary about WASPs. Pucci must investigate the crash, which is suspicious.
Pucci arrives at a Beverly Hills mansion where she meets Bela Lugosi and his friends. She
is suspicious of the owners of the mansion who seem to do a lot of traveling. She suspects a
narcotics operation and possible Nazi operations. When a famous director is murdered she must
help Intelligence investigate possible Nazi connections. She must juggle this with the search
for the saboteur who is responsible for Frankie's plane crash.
Hollywood Buzz gives an excellent picture of the conditions in Hollywood during World
War II. It is interesting reading about the world of glamour and danger. There is informative
lore about the WASPs. The story is well plotted with well-defined characters.