A haunted, heroin-addicted Vietnam vet’s new PI gig might turn his life around—or end it: “[Hurst] is crazy as a loon, funny as hell, and deadly serious.” —Sterling Watson, author of Night Letter
Jackson Hurst is not in a good place. The only thing that eases the pain is the heroin he’s been addicted to since his time in Vietnam—and it’s already cost him his job and his girlfriend. The downward spiral is only going to continue unless something changes. Then he’s given an opportunity by his aunt Camille, a Vermont millionaire who wants to hire Jackson to rescue her twenty-year-old daughter from kidnappers.
Camille will spare no expense to get Cheryl back—she also wants the kidnappers dead. And Jackson desperately needs the money. The question is whether he can stay clean long enough to do the job—and more importantly, whether he can bring himself to kill again . . .
From the award-winning author of Nisei and other novels, this is both a gritty detective story and a portrait of one down-and-out man’s quest for redemption in 1970s America.