When a corrupt cop tells Junior he can put him away for a robbery he didn’t commit—a robbery in which a judge’s wife was pistolwhipped—Junior has no alternative but to do what the cop wants him to, which is to prevent an old-time rock and roll producer from being charged with a murder he very well may have committed.
Things go south and then farther South as Junior comes up against a possible serial killer, a deranged, dope-addled hit man named Fronts, and the world’s oldest still-dangerous gangster, the fearsome Irwin Dressler.
“Hugely, splendidly entertaining . . . the book is so good you'll swear it’s been glued to your hands.”—Booklist (Starred review)
“A fresh turn on Raymond Chandler . . . like a fast ride over a potholed road in a vintage Cadillac.”—San Antonio Express-News