Edgar and Macavity Award nominee Timothy Hallinan’s novels featuring erudite Los Angeles private eye Simeon Grist have become cult favorites—and this fourth installment is one wild ride.
Simeon Grist is about to face off against his most terrifying adversary—a madman who’s setting fire to the homeless. As Simeon is drawn into the case, very much against his will, he realizes that the “Incinerator” has a huge advantage. Somewhere, years ago, the two of them met, and the Incinerator has been nursing hatred and resentment for years. Now, as helpless people burst into flame on Skid Row, Simeon has to scour the wastelands of Los Angeles, and his own past, looking for the face of a killer.