“After a miscarriage, a young couple move from San Francisco to the Sacramento suburbs to restart their lives. When the vacant house across the street is taken over by who they think are squatters, they're pulled into a battle neither of them bargained for. The gang of unruly drug addicts who've infested their block have a dark and secret history that reaches beyond their neighborhood and all the way to the most powerful and wealthy men in California.
L.A. fixer Calper Dennings is sent by a private party to quell the trouble before it affects his employer. But before he can finish the job, he too is pulled into the violent dark world of a man with endless resources to destroy anyone around him.”
“Tom Pitts is a Canadian/American author and screenwriter who received his education on the streets of San Francisco. He remains there, working, writing, and trying to survive.” Pitts is the author of several other books.
A tense read. A bit of a mystery, putting together who all the players are, how their stories fit together, and where things are going to go. It kept me guessing, on my toes, and all those other clichés you’d hope to read in regards to a book like this. In some ways it felt like the answers to some of those questions were also a bit cliched (the man with endless resources mentioned in the book description), but realistically they say that every plot has already been written and all an author can hope for is to put their own unique twists on it. Pitts certainly did that. If you’re into crime fiction, this is a solid effort and well worth your time.
Plenty of adult language.
Review is based on an uncorrected advance reader copy, so unable to gauge final product in this area.
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 60-65,000 words