Meet Allan Linton ... a detective with a difference.
It’s not exactly L.A. But dead bodies are the same wherever they turn up.
Allan Linton became a private detective by pure chance. He may not follow the rules, but he always gets the job done. Until he's hired to track down a missing girl.
All he's got to go on is an old photo and the help – and hindrance – of the city's biggest drug dealer and his eccentric associate Niddrie.
Linton's investigation yields no trace of Tina Lamont. He's ready to throw in the towel – after all, some people want to be missing. But when a dead body turns up in London, it's clear there’s something sinister going on. And now others are on Tina's trail ...
Tina ran away for a reason – and that reason will stop at nothing to find her.