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  • Author:
    Denise Hamilton
  • ISBN:
    0743482220
  • ISBN13:
    978-0743482226
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  • Publisher:
    Pocket Star; 1st edition (March 29, 2005)
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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  • Rating:
    4.2
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Reading an Eve Diamond novel is like going on a ride at Disney. Last Lullaby begins with Eve gathering information on security at LAX. September 11, 2001 has occurred recently, and the nation's airlines have upped their security.

Reading an Eve Diamond novel is like going on a ride at Disney. You truly believe you are experiencing every twist and turn in the plot until the ride ends and you realize how much you enjoyed the delusion. Eve's people-watching when all of a sudden, there's a shootout!

Los Angeles Times reporter Eve Diamond has spent the day at LAX, shadowing . Customs Supervisor William Maxwell. He's got his eye on an incoming flight from Beijing via Seoul and Tokyo.

Last Lullaby: An Eve Diamond Novel. Nobody can do multicultural Los Angeles better than Denise Hamilton. Now, the Edgar Award­–nominated author sends reporter Eve Diamond on a suspense-charged investigation of the deadly criminal element in the city as colorful and unpredictable as Eve herself.

Los Angeles Times reporter Eve Diamond has spent the day at LAX, shadowing .

Denise Hamilton is a writer-journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times and is the author of five acclaimed Eve Diamond crime novels, Prisoner of Memory, Savage Garden, Last Lullaby, Sugar Skull, and The Jasmine Trade.

Denise Hamilton is a writer-journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times and is the author of five acclaimed Eve Diamond crime novels, Prisoner of Memory, Savage Garden, Last Lullaby, Sugar Skull, and The Jasmine Trade, all of which have been Los Angeles Times bestsellers. You truly believe you are experiencing every twist and turn in the plot until the ride ends and you realize how much you enjoyed the delusion

Reading an Eve Diamond novel is like going on a ride at Disney. Hamilton's Los Angeles is as grity and tough as it is intimate and vulnerable and her protagonist reflects the City in which she grew up. In this episode Eve is trying to rescue an infant who is a pawn in some unknown scheme involving Asian drug trafficking, the INS, and a reknowned human rights attorney

Last Lullaby Nobody can do multicultural Los Angeles better than Denise Hamilton.

Last Lullaby Nobody can do multicultural Los Angeles better than Denise Hamilton. Shadowing a customs official for a story, Eve is a witness when gunfire erupts at LAX. A beautiful Asian woman is killed, and her little girl is swept away by the INS. Eve suspects the toddler is being used by smugglers who trade in human lives.

Yet Last Lullaby hits a sour note when it tries to turn Eve Diamond into . Warshawski with a press pass. -J. Kingston Pierce. About the Author: Denise Hamilton is a Los Angeles-based writer-journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wired, Cosmopolitan, Der Spiegel, and New Times.

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Having spent a day shadowing a customs agent at LAX airport, reporter Eve Diamond is shocked when a shooting at the airport leaves three people dead and a young toddler alone, and when the INS whisks the child into hiding, Diamond struggles to find out why.

komandante
Reading an Eve Diamond novel is like going on a ride at Disney. You truly believe you are experiencing every twist and turn in the plot until the ride ends and you realize how much you enjoyed the delusion. Hamilton's Los Angeles is as grity and tough as it is intimate and vulnerable and her protagonist reflects the City in which she grew up. In this episode Eve is trying to rescue an infant who is a pawn in some unknown scheme involving Asian drug trafficking, the INS, and a reknowned human rights attorney. Eve doggedly pursues this story while also grappeling with her feelings for her current lover and a past lover who has mysteriously reappeared in her life. We can"t help but root for this gutsy heroine as she follows confusing leads to a deadly conclusion. I would give more than five stars to this entire series if I could. Read them all!!
Xurad
Eve Diamond has become an unlikeable character. She keeps dating extremely sketchy men, she endangers her job at the Times, and she gets rooked by needy people- the people she wants to "fix". Instead of growing throughout the series, she's declining.

Last Lullaby begins with Eve gathering information on security at LAX. September 11, 2001 has occurred recently, and the nation's airlines have upped their security. Eve's people-watching when all of a sudden, there's a shootout! Eve is haunted by an Asian toddler, as the girl looked so sick as she was carried by a beautiful Asian woman wearing a raspberry suit. Eve sees Raspberry Suit among the dead. Who will care for the little girl now? Her "father" has gone incognito. What's going to happen to the sickly baby? Who took her after Raspberry Suit was killed? Who is she? Eve is determined to find this out.

Last Lullaby is more focused than Sugar Skull. Hamilton stick to characters and situations that help the story move along. Even Lorenzo, a Hispanic fifth-grader who is "bright as Polaris" becomes relevant. (Of course, bleeding heart Eve wants to help this boy, who obviously just needs some extra love and affection to push him towards acceptance in a magnet school. ::sigh::) Lorenzo, however is also a predicatable character: poor, no father, hard-working single mom, can't get the help he needs in school because mom doesn't speak English, etc.

Silvio, love interest from Sugar Skull, returns to seduce Eve. Eve knows fully well that she is not permitted to see him until his ex-future-sister-in-law's trial is over. But, of course, Eve can't help but be seduced by Silvio. Silvio still has some sketchiness to him. While having a relationship develop as a secondary plot is fine, there was no need to be dragged back to Silvio's family's home for an event. Minus one star for that.

Also, the lover she's been pining for since the beginning of the series, Tim, finally makes an entrance. He's sketchy, too, but why? Does he have something to do with the mysterious toddler?

Minus another star for the end. Blood, bondage, kidnapping, a raging inferno, robberies, heroin, death- it's all in the last few chapters. And it's much, too much. Lorenzo, who dropped off the pages in the middle, suddenly returns! We do learn about the little girl, but by then, everything is moving at crazy warp speed. And it's not good warp speed. Eve is a mere reporter for the LA Times, not law enforcement. Yet, somehow, she continues to think she's a cross between law enforcement and a one-woman charity. And somehow, someone always wants her dead. I'm surprised the Times hasn't fired her for being so over-the-top!

Sure, it's just fiction, but can't we have one story where people don't want to kill Eve?
Puchock
Denise Hamilton, a Los Angeles-based reporter turned novelist, is one of the brightest new talents to enter crime fiction over the last few years. With her third book, Last Lullaby, she once again confirms that promise with a gripping, action-packed work that ought to bring her books to a much wider audience.
After two fascinating explorations of L.A.'s ethnic subcultures, this time Hamilton has produced a more conventionally directed mystery that is focused on an intense story about child abductions and the underground market for overseas adoptions.
As with the author's first two novels, Los Angeles Times reporter Eve Diamond pursues the investigation and her own conflicted emotions about motherhood, as well as her concern for a lost child, drawing her deep into a dangerous situation.
Diamond is one of the best characters in a currently ongoing series. She is sympathetic and believable, and generally acts with intelligence and reason, qualities unfortunately rare in the modern mystery. She also has the right mix of street smarts, sass and vulnerability to draw the reader's interest and concern.
Reviewed by David Montgomery, Chicago Sun-Times
showtime
Los Angeles Times reporter Eve Diamond wants out of the boring suburban beat that she covers; her goal being real news. In her endeavor to prove to the editors that she is more than fluff, Eve follows US Customs Agent William Maxwell on his job at LAX. Suddenly the Los Angeles airport turns into a war zone. When the dust clears, three are dead including an Asiatic mother whose apparent husband vanished and the two-year-old girl she held in her arms abducted by apparently the INS.
Eve believes the INS snatched the toddler with plans to deport the kid. She decides to track down the missing child to try to learn why the killings occurred. However, as she makes little headway Eve soon realizes that other people, deadly and hostile, also seek to locate and snatch the kid. The few clues Eve uncovers lead to Serey Rath, who Eve trails in hopes of learning the truth. However, her personal life begins to interfere with her professional investigation as her former lover Tim Waters and her current beau Silvio Aguilar (see SUGAR SKULL) pull her in several directions, but mostly away from solving the case of the missing child.
Though the subplots at times overwhelm the prime theme of how far a parent goes for their child, fans will want to take this LA joy ride with Eve. The story line is exciting as Eve struggles between her suddenly complex personal life and her need to find the lost child before the wrong people capture the little girl. LAST LULLABY is a diamond of an investigative tale that the audience will enjoy even while parents will ponder the key question.
Harriet Klausner