The gripping seventh novel in the John Marshall Tanner series, in the hardboiled tradition of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
Publisher Bryce Chatterton receives a manuscript that has all the makings of a bestseller; brimming with sex, money and scandal, it's his last hope of keeping Periwinkle Press afloat. But there's one small problem - nobody knows who wrote it.
P.I. John Marshall Tanner is called in to discover the author of the mysterious manuscript, but it soon becomes clear that he is in possession of an expose that will blow the lid off some of San Francisco's most sordid secrets.
In a race against the clock, Tanner must dig up past crimes, scandals and cover-ups to expose the vengeful author before it's too late.
Moving, riveting and wonderfully and appropriately bookish in just the right sense of that much maligned word - The Boston Globe
Twisty and absorbing - Kirkus Reviews
A superior writer - New York Times