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Whitney Logan, attorney-at-law, is broke. So when Monica Fullbright shows up with a thousand dollar retainer wanting to locate her missing housemaid, an illegal immigrant named Carmen, Whitney takes the job. She may not like playing sleuth, but she can't afford to be picky. Enlisting the aid of Lupe Ramos, a chicana prostitute who works the street below her office, she soon finds out that Monica is not all she seems. And when the two of them stumble on the housemaid's dead body, they quickly find themselves on a fetid trail of Latin politics, drug smuggling and misguided allegiances. Nothing is as it seems in Dogtown.
Whitney Logan is eight months out of law school at UCLA and owes her landlord $850, so she's not too picky when a well-dressed brunette walks in off the street and offers her $1000 in cash to look for a missing Guatemalan maid. What follows in this promising first novel is a rough-and-tumble mystery-thriller that moves from run-down movie lots to immigrant barrios to Baja Mexico and back. Logan is one tough attorney--her idea of relaxation is dumbbell presses at Gold's Gym--but immigration law is not one of her strengths. Neither is the Los Angeles underclass, so she hires as her guide Lupe, a street-smart hooker in a red mini-dress, and the result is a partnership that transcends their differences, and that is handled with a sense of humor. The West Coast setting is reminiscent of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone mysteries, but Whitney Logan is much less genteel.