A murder mystery set in 1937 Los Angeles told from Heero's POV. In a past life, he was a Chicago cop on the take who got sent up (aka went to prison) for 8 months before getting wise and out of organized crime. Now, he's 'reborn' in the glamorous City of Angels; but underneath all that glamour, the city's rotten to the core.
"My fate lay this night in Los Angeles, where dreams are made and brought to life. But that was only in Hollywood, on the movie screen. Those dreams ended when the projectors stopped, and what was left was poison. I should know. I've drank enough of it in my lifetime."
"Once you've been around and seen some of the world… You see things that cut right to the bone, and those cuts never fully heal. You don't want them to. You begin to wear them around like merit badges to prove how tough you are, and forget you were ever something else – that you were supposed to be like she was right at that moment."
Someone's going to end up dead...( I've heard people say there's a sucker born every minute. I can remember the minute this one was born....Collapse )