With all clues pointing to Magdalene's ex-lover, a working girl called Lola, the legendary madam is reluctant to trust Tommy, a smooth-talking hired gun, and risk being burned again. But as time grows short and secrets are revealed, Magdalene will have to look into the dark places inside herself if she is to catch a killer and survive with body and soul intact.
In the corrupt city of Crawley, Massachusetts, passion, crime and religion collide in this steamy, neo-noir romantic thriller.
This special collector's edition of Man's Ruin features a classic cover created by artist Ástor Alexander and includes the prequel short story, "Whatever Lola Wants". Also included is "The Sweet Spot: Pulp Fiction and Modern Romance", an essay by the author about the relationship between crime fiction and the modern romance novel.