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Luisa Rey
Novel
Appears Chapter 3
Chapter 9
Relationships Lester Rey, father
Film
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Appears Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery
Actor Halle Berry
Relationships Lester Rey, father
Character

Luisa Rey, a gossip columnist for the Spyglass, is featured in Half-Lives: The First Luisa Rey Mystery - which consists of chapters 3 and 9.

Luisa Rey is probably inspired by real person named Karen Silkwood who had car accident while she was ferrying evidence of nuclear company to the friend in New York Times.

BiographyEdit

Luisa Rey is a gossip columnist for the Spyglass, a monthly magazine of National Inquirer-type reputation. She is also the daughter of the late Lester Rey , a renowned journalist, noted for his reporting of the Vietnam War. She encounters Rufus Sixsmith, briefly, prior to his death, and it is to her that Sixsmith mails the key to his damning report about the dangers posed by the Seaboard project. Luisa's pursuit of Sixsmith's report expose repeated attempts on her life. She is run off the road into a lake; almost blown to bits in an explosion at the bank vault where a copy of Sixsmith's report is hidden, and nearly shot in a gun battle between Joe Napier and Bill Smoke. She also loses her job at the magazine when the company is acquired by Lloyd Hooks' Trans Vision Corporation. Luisa remains devoted to pursuing the truth about the HYDRA project and eventually is able to expose the company, leading to the indictment of Lloyd Hooks and several other Seaboard executives.

QuotesEdit

"Bet you didn't learn that in the army."
—Luisa Rey

Film portrayalEdit

In the film adaptation, Luisa Rey is portrayed by actress Halle Berry.

TriviaEdit

Luisa's mother refers to her as "Cookie."

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