Los Angeles Times - 02/25/2000
"...An uncommonly satisfying private-eye mystery that is at once classic in form and deeply personal in feeling..."
Fritz Brown, an ex-LAPD officer and recovering alcoholic, makes a shabby living as a repo-man and occasional private eye. When Fat Dog, a shady golf caddy, wabbles into Brown's office and offers him an unseemly amount of cash to tail Jane (Fat Dog's 17 year-old little sister), Brown thinks that he's in for some easy money. But nothing is as it seems...the deceptively simple job leads Brown into a cesspool of corruption and danger, pitting him against mobsters, lowlifes, corrupt bureaucrats, and demons from his own past. Based upon neo-noir master James Ellroy's (author of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL) first novel.