By Thomas Perry
A bracing and ingeniously solid L.A. crime novel from Edgar Award–winner Thomas Perry
An getting older yet ambitious strip membership proprietor, Claudiu “Manco” Kapak, is robbed by means of a masked gunman as he areas his funds receipts in a bank’s night-deposit field. Enraged, he sends out part a dozen safeguard males to discover the witless offender. Their seek leads them to Joe Carver, an blameless yet rarely defenseless newcomer who evades catch and units out to make Kapak want he’d detailed another person. in the meantime, the genuine burglar, Jefferson Davis Falkins, and his new female friend Carrie appear to think they’ve chanced on a complete new occupation: robbing Manco Kapak. Lieutenant Nick Slosser, the police detective answerable for the difficult and more and more violent case, has his personal problems, together with concerns approximately how he’s going to come up with the money for to ship the oldest baby of every of his bigamous marriages to varsity with out making their moms suspicious. As this unusual sequence of occasions explodes right into a triple killing, Carver reveals himself in the midst of a brewing gang struggle over Kapak’s little empire, whereas Falkins and Carrie trip into territory extra risky than they can have ever imagined.