FMAM Review

Randal Bristol is a special kind of PI. He is also a fixer. Not only does he handle any investigation, but he and his firm, Malibu Confidential, will ensure that their clients’ problems will not be fodder for any tabloids. Nothing is too small or too large for Randall as he investigates blackmail, searches for the missing script of legend, and hunts for a terrorist. And he must try to save his business and home as a wildfire threatens to destroy them. When nine masked and armed men and women disrupt a film shoot and steal the footage, Randall goes to work.

Mr. Weisenfeld writes in such a way that I can see MALIBU CONFIDENTIAL like a movie. I see Randall as he is making love, rushing here or there, (his agent Moses) Archer talking to Michelle about the body she had seen years ago that might have been Howard Hughes (she saved fingernails and hair), and (his landlady) Donna de Leone’s assault. He paints beautiful, active pictures with his words. All of the characters Mr. Weisenfeld has created are fun, interesting and bring various parts and life to the story. Each and every one has a valid place in the story. They bring life to an already strong tale.

MALIBU CONFIDENTIAL is a combination of both old PIs and new PIs; I see Spencer and Rockford and Magnum, as well as Sam Spade. The best all rolled into one.


On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 5.

Reviewed by Dr. Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D. MHt.

FMAM Review Coordinator