When Raam Commoner and Kayman Karl open the door to a hidden vault beneath the crumbling old Hollywood Hills mansion they are planning to restore, they open a Pandora’s Box of fifty-year old secrets and trigger the hunt for a fortune looted from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, a fortune whose location is hidden in an ancient Torah. Raam’s Israeli mother breaks the code and they head to Geneva to retrieve the money just one step ahead of the Mafiosi who claim the funds, the ambitious politician who wants the old building to protect the family name, and a California bureaucracy determined to jump through all of the hoops in the course of renovation of an historic Hollywood mansion.
Restoration of the property, under the guidance of an outrageously tattooed performance artist working on her graduate thesis at the UCLA film school, has been a financial black hole, but the caretaker’s cottage offers a secret hideaway where Raam and Kayman can sneak away to get to know each other for better and better– and avoid the murderous intentions of the politician whose motives have evolved from greed to revenge.
Raam is tall and sturdy and a former athlete; and Kayman is smart and fearless and a crack shot; but they’ll have to retreat to their common place to escape the impact of a tiny blue butterfly that has the power to change everything.
COMMON PLACE is Book #3 in Richard David Bach’s Common Denominator Series of erotic thrillers in which recovering lawyer and former womanizer Raam Commoner tells the captivating stories of love, life and adventure with his partner, the smart, sexy and deadly Kayman Karl.
Early Praise for Common Place
A Brisk, Riveting Read!
From the start—-and I mean from the first paragraph—the novel hooks you with anticipation of the next and then the next twist and turn of the story. The retired lawyer with his taste for jazzy cars and his hot-blooded, calculating, investigator wife tangle with a variety of “bad guys” that keep them scrambling. Their repartee is alternately clever and funny, and not the least trite. Lawyers in particular will enjoy this book.
–William R. Myer, ****Amazon Reviews
Never Deny a Woman Her Dream Home!
“Raab Commoner and Kayman Karl, husband and wife, have bought a home, one on the historic register in California. And someone else wants it. First they tried to overturn the sale, but a bit of court work ended that. Then a lawyer offered them a million dollar profit for the sale rights. When that didn’t fly with the couple, murder attempts began. In a case that goes back to WWII, with politics, hit men, the mob tied in, author Bach gives us another fast moving, absorbing read of the P.I. couple. Worth a look.”
–George R.Johnson “Randy Johnson”, ****Amazon Reviews
“Once again, Mr. Bach has given us a good thriller and a fun group of characters. I will be patiently waiting for number four, Common Sense.”
–Susannah St. Clair, ****Amazon Reviews
*Autographs for all books in the series are available upon request.