By Michael Craven
Finalist for the 2015 Nero Wolfe Award
Finalist for the 2015 Shamus Award
With a method as targeted as crime masters comparable to Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiassen, and Harlan Coben, Michael Craven offers a richly atmospheric, funny, fast moving secret that introduces unforgettable deepest eye John Darvelle and brilliantly captures the seductive temper and magnetism of Los Angeles.
Private Detective John Darvelle is a guy of particular tastes—simple layout, shrewdpermanent ladies, reasonable American beer. He’s a guy of particular opinions—drive a automobile no one can be mindful, stay away from brunch in any respect expenditures, and don’t stay in Brentwood. And he adheres to his personal expert code—an indelible mixture of dedication, loyalty, and event. He additionally performs loads of ping-pong.
Arthur Vonz is considered one of Tinseltown’s strongest males, a filmmaker one of the ranks of Spielberg, Coppola, and Kubrick. He hires Darvelle to discover a tender girl named Suzanne Neal, an incandescent attractiveness who simply will be hiding something.
What begins as a simple task quickly has Darvelle plunging deep into the seductive and hidden international of Hollywood’s elite. A twisting, turning trip that places him face-to-face with the LAPD, a ruthless underground crime operation, and a cold-blooded killer.
It’s the case of an entire life that can finish his life.