In this engaging comic novel, Mark A. Thompson spins a cautionary tale about the perils of too much drama, drink, and deceit. Filled with backstabbing, greed, and self-abasement, My Hawaiian Penthouse tells the story of a would-be actor and an elderly millionaire-and their friendship (with privileges).Growing up in small-town Michigan, Teddy Sears takes his cues from the movies. Taught by his favorite stars (Bette Davis! Barbara Stanwyck! Elizabeth Taylor!), Teddy dreams big: big house, big fame-and a trust fund for life. So with college degree in hand, Teddy heads to Manhattan-only to land in a church production of Godspell. All is not lost, however, for there in the audience sits old-moneyed, blue-blooded, eighty-year-old Harold Armstrong. Before the night's over, Teddy's got himself a patron-one who's worth a million dollars for every year he's lived on the planet.Together, Teddy and Harold travel to Hawaii where Teddy convinces Harold to buy a penthouse. Miraculously, at last, Teddy's future appears secure-that is, until David Findlay arrives. Too pretty and too rich, David Findlay is everything Teddy wants to be-but isn't. Is David Findlay too good to be true? Can David be trusted alone with Harold? Poor Teddy has his hands full as he works to throw Harold a birthday party and keep David out of Harold's will.