On the run. Wanted for murder. Indentured to an unknown master.
When Ray Cobb fled to the mountains east of Los Angeles to escape the bounty on his head, he didn't know what was waiting for him. After his tattoo piques the interest of a skittish fry cook and an eccentric barfly, Ray finds himself in a dangerous camp controlled by a charismatic man with a messianic following.
In the aftermath of the Low Seward case, Detective Nick Archer investigates the murder of a pregnant girl found torn apart in a tent city under the 101 freeway. Clues pull him deep into the dark underworld, and his missteps make him bend the law to its breaking point.
Ray and Nick's paths intersect once more as they navigate a cavalcade of malicious players through seedy strip clubs, underage porn dens, and illegal boxing matches. In the stunning conclusion of the Vagrant Mystery Series, both men must sacrifice everything to finally be free of their pasts and pay for their grievous choices.
The Last Days of Ray Cobb is the third and final volume of Brad Grusnick's Vagrant Mystery Series, a modern noir exploring the underbelly of Los Angeles.