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Everyone goes for the jugular.

The Story

The body of a young lawyer is found in an alley, and the suspicious markings on his body arouse the interest of Los Angeles PD Detective Desi Nimmo.

As a complex series of clues leads her into LA's porn industry, she must fend off the rivalry of disgraced Detective Fin McNab, who needs a big case to regain his good standing with the brass and will stop at nothing to get what he wants, including snatching colleagues' cases and investigating their pasts.

As she pursues the case amid McNab’s interference, Desi uncovers a lucrative underground business and a cold-case murder, but this is a world that doesn’t appreciate people asking questions. As she gets closer to the truth, Desi’s career, and life, hang in the balance.


Available in ebook and audiobook editions.

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"The plot was refreshingly different."

 "A gritty novel that reads like an old Sam Spade novel."
"Hoag builds the climax with skilled writing and perfect intensity." 
"It just lured me in from the first page."
"I loved the dialogue between the cops."
"An excellent read."
"The reveals and twists come at a tidy pace."
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