By Len Deighton
If the US is a lunatic asylum, then California is the Violent Ward.
Mickey Murphy is a legal legal professional with an workplace in LA’s downtown low-rent district, an ex-wife who bleeds him for funds, consumers who may plead the 5th modification in the event that they may well count number that top, and an unrequited ardour for his wealthiest client’s spouse. To make issues worse, Mickey unearths himself embroiled opposed to his needs in an intricate and smart rip-off that’s going askew, and being interrogated by means of the LAPD a few brutal murder.
With an observant eye and ear for the California ‘scene’, Deighton once more makes use of his really good storytelling abilities to propel an exhilarating and suspenseful narrative at breakneck velocity to a dramatic climax in a riot-torn city.
This new reissue contains a foreword from the canopy dressmaker, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and a new creation by means of Len Deighton, which bargains a desirable perception into the writing of the story.