These days, ex-London cop James Reed makes his living renting out the Malibu beach house he got in his divorce from a big-name actress. He's taking it easy when, to make some fast cash, he agrees to provide temporary lodging and security to a wealthy recluse recovering from an undisclosed illness. That simple job takes a wild turn into a nightmare of blackmail, drugs, and murder that could put James in prison... or a shallow grave.
"Excellently plotted and paced, this adventure offers the satisfaction of a hard-boiled L.A. detective story overlaid with the nuances of a British mystery. Sangster constructs an intricate problem and lets his intelligent, complex hero loose to solve it." Publishers Weekly
"Sangster certainly has a ball writing this series." Chicago Tribune
"More action-thriller than mystery, the action, from hand-to-hand combat to nautical chases, is steady." Kirkus Reviews
Jimmy Sangster was an acclaimed screenwriter (Curse of Frankenstein, Deadlier Than the Male, The Legacy, etc), director (Lust for a Vampire, Banacek, etc ) TV writer (Wonder Woman, Cannon, BJ and The Bear, Kolchak etc) and novelist. His many books include Touchfeather, Touchfeather Too, Blackball, Snowball, Hardball, Private I, and Foreign Exchange, all of which will be republished by Brash Books. He died in 2011.