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Gordon Basichis' Books

Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story

Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story

Vicki Morgan, mistress to department store heir and Ronald Reagan confidante, Alfred Bloomingdale, lived beyond her years and died before her time—the victim of a brutal murder. Seething with power, intrigue, sex and obsession, it's a ringside seat into the darker habits of the world's rich and powerful.

The Cuban Quartet

It is nearly thirty years after Cuba fell to Fidel Castro. Dorsey Bernard waits on the night fog along the San Francisco for Skylar Phipps, his new client. She has a job for him--help her find the man who killed her father. In this international romantic mystery, Skylar and Dorsey scour the world for The Cuban Quartet, the four members of the CIA whose bold crime, during the fall of Havana, had remained undetected for decades. In chasing the four deadly ghosts, the duo sheds new light on the old dark secrets until it becomes a desperate race against time. Lost to a storm in the North Sea the two come face to face with their destiny. Get the man who started it all. Or vanish

Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story, is the non-fiction tale of the tempestuous relationship between department store scion and member of President Ronald Reagan's kitchen cabinet, Alfred Bloomingdale and his longtime mistress, Vicki Morgan. The story was an international scandal and made headlines around the globe, depicting Bloomingdale's thirteen year romantic tryst with Morgan, that resulted in their untimely deaths.

The Guys Who Spied for China

“The Guys Who Spied for China” is a roman a clef, exposing Chinese Espionage Networks operating throughout the United States during the eighties and nineties. It is the quirky story of how two disparate men uncovered an elaborate spy operation that had functioned on American soil for nearly four decades. Through fate and serendipity, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll, meets Johnny G Man, a vaunted scientist and the ultimate Cold Warrior. What they helped unmask was a network of home grown spies in California and throughout the United States. As a result, newspapers ran relentless headlines depicting Chinese Espionage practices in the United States. The year 1985 was pronounced by the news media as “The Year of the Spy.” “This is a new twist on the spy drama. While providing details of events that were often swept under the rug, this very personal and often darkly humorous tale captures what it feels like to be suddenly thrust into the shadowy world of espionage. You get to feel what it’s like to be there. The Guys Who Spied for China is set largely in California, in the Santa Monica Mountain Range, just above Beverly Hills. What’s remarkable is that most of this story is true.

The Blood Orange

The Blood Orange, a hard-edged romantic mystery thriller in upscale modern day Los Angeles, is a story of transition and transcendence, a quest for a treasure and a search for the soul. Former cop, Max Brodie, returns to his native California as a grisly murder sets in motion a deadly conflict among the rich and notorious. Old Bandit's treasure and the romance of Spanish California are inextricably woven into a grand scheme of duplicity and intrigue where powerful factions are pitted against each other in the deadliest game of all. With the help of his childhood friend, Lee Jonas, and the beautiful and mysterious Juliette Darcy, Max must uncover a vast puzzle, sorting out the realities of an old California legend from the illusory landscape of modern LA. As is often the case in the City of Angels, nothing is what it appears to be. And everything is up for grabs.


Sex, drugs, and the West that never was. In this funny and philosophical tale, young Shelby Lopez encounters Thunderbird Hawkins in post Civil War America. The Indian shaman teaches Shelby of the Great Necklace and the Great Book. Their sometimes violent journey leads them to wisdom and an understanding of their own destinies as they discover there are no chance meetings. While set in the Old West, the novel's modern idiom is as contemporary as if it were today.