“Sensational writing, mordant wit, an intricate crime puzzle...” Harlan Ellison
Hardboiled private eye Leo Bloodworth and his self-appointed partner, fifteen-year-old Serendipity Dahlquist, are back in a wild and deadly new mystery that’s every bit as brilliant and memorable as SLEEPING DOG, a New York Times Book of the Year, a Nero Wolfe Award winner, and a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony Awards.
“Dancingly macabre, packed with perils, pungent with humor.” The Sunday Times (London)
This time, Leo and Serendipity are on the trail of a teenage runaway and missing pair of sapphire earring, two seemingly separate, increasingly dangerous cases rife with gang members, designer drugs, killer birds, DIY plastic surgery…and a terrorist plot that could plunge sunny Southern California into a permanent nuclear winter.
“An intelligent, playful, knowledgeable writer… Lochte has a great gift for the grotesquerie.” Los Angeles Times
“Deliciously humorous and touching.” Publishers Weekly