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On the surface, show business is a beautiful world, filled with beautiful people. One of these people is Mike Brown, press agent extraordinaire. Charming, talented, and utterly unscrupulous, Mike leads a wild and hectic life. Whether he's in Times Square, pulling a publicity stunt with scantily-clad women, or hustling his way across the city, picking up clients and going to meetings, Mike is always on go - and always on the job.

Larry Walters, Mike's ruthless genius of a boss, knows he can count on Mike to seal the deal, no matter what it takes. Sometimes, that just means handling difficult clients. Other times, it means dealing with sex-crazed directors, drug dealers, social climbers, aspiring actresses, socialites, neurotic celebrities... but no matter what comes his way, Mike wouldn't change a thing. After all, there's no business like show business!

Hype! is an intense, exciting novel - a lurid glimpse behind the curtain, beneath the glitz and glam, into the sordid underbelly of the entertainment industry. Destroyer Books is proud to publish a new edition of this highly-praised cult classic from Len Levinson - called a "trash genius" by Paperback Fanatic magazine - including an all-new afterword from the author!


Len Levinson is the author of 83 novels written under 22 pseudonyms, published originally by Bantam, Dell, Fawcett, Harper, Jove, Charter Diamond, Zebra, Belmont-Tower, and Signet, among others, and which have sold an estimated 2.5 million copies. Born in 1935 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, he served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957, graduated from Michigan State University (class of 1961), and relocated to New York City where he worked in advertising and public relations for ten years before becoming a full-time writer of novels. He left NYC in 2003, and now resides in rural Illinois, surrounded by the corn and soybean fields of the Great American Prairie. He has married twice, but presently lives alone with his MacBook Pro and a library of approximately three thousand books, which he studies assiduously in his never-ending effort to understand the meaning of life itself. He has three novels and one non-fiction book in the pipeline.

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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Hype! (The Len Levinson Collection) (Volume 7)
Author(s): Len Levinson, Leonard Jordan
ISBN: 1-944073-06-X / 978-1-944073-06-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Destroyer Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Hype! (The Len Levinson Collection Book 7)
Author(s): Len Levinson, Leonard Jordan
Publisher: Destroyer Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU