But against his better instincts, Craine finds himself increasingly drawn to Gale. And when a series of unsavoury truths begin to surface, Craine finds himself at the centre of a conspiracy involving a Chicago crime syndicate, a prostitution racket and a set of stolen pictures that could hold the key to unravelling the mystery.
'An astonishingly accomplished debut.'
‘A splendid read…handled with great skill…[Bolton] paints a portrait of the period with a confidence usually reserved for old survivors.'
'[A] laser-sharp noir thriller.'
‘Brilliantly atmospheric and compelling.'
‘Craine is not the usual maverick cop and his ambiguous nature makes this novel tick…Place and period are lovingly described.'
‘A skilfully written, atmospheric tale.'
‘It's one of those books which you pick up idly - and don't put down. I read it in a couple of days and I'm still thinking about a couple of the characters. Definitely recommended…. There's a real pace to the story and an effortless evocation of the Hollywood of the nineteen thirties…It's his first novel and is particularly assured for a debut.'