"If you haven’t met “big-time” NYC investigative reporter Gil Malloy, you must, and there’s no better time or place than in this smartly written story of mystery, intrigue and murder. This is the third book in R.G. Belsky’s evolving thriller series about Malloy’s intrepid search for the truth despite the ever-present minefield of lies, deceit and shady characters. In “Shooting for the Stars,” Malloy investigates the circumstances and people involved in and peripheral to the unsolved 30-year-old death of beautiful young movie star Laura Marlowe. Mostly, he does it the old-fashioned way, researching records, talking to suspects, interviewing witnesses, checking with the cops, and constantly connecting the dots. He not only wants an honest, front-page story. He wants to refurbish his tarnished reputation as an award-winning journalist. As Malloy winds his way to one Rashomonish truth after another, he confronts a host of subplots that introduce us to an erstwhile porn maker, love-struck hit man, bad dad, bad mom, wannabe Charles Manson cult and more – each a part of the all too-human web of misguided love and family survival. You’ll think you know the answers many times throughout this story, but you won’t. You’ll think you know who’s guilty, but you won’t be sure. For certain, though, you’ll be absorbed from beginning to end. He did it. She did it. They did it. Maybe. To repeat, there’s no better time or place to meet Gil Malloy than in this latest addition to Belsky's fictional franchise"