When you're scheduling your reading time, block out a large enough chunk to read STAR WITNESS --- twice. You're going to need every minute of it. STAR WITNESS succeeds on several levels, not the least of which is that it is perhaps the ultimate novel about how the film industry works --- and how it does not.
STAR WITNESS is the fifth novel by former defense attorney D.W. Buffa. Over the course of five novels, his protagonist Joe Antonelli has been moving southward down the West Coast --- beginning in Portland, down to San Francisco and Sausalito. As STAR WITNESS opens, readers find Antonelli to be still ensconced, however semi-permanently, with the enigmatic and softly erotic Mariss