‘Crumley in scintillating form: an anarchic, savagely violent and brilliantly written lament for a vanishing past’ Evening Standard
James Crumley is the king of hard-boiled noir, credited with inspiring the next generation of crime writers – including Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly – and best known for his two private detectives, Milo Milodragovitch and C. W. Sughrue. He brought them together for one wild, pulse-pounding ride. This is that story.
Someone shot Sughrue and left him for dead, and someone stole Milo’s $3million inheritance. And they’re not the kind of men to let it go. They’ve joined forces in El Paso and they’re set for a wild ride across America. They’re out for revenge…
‘No one in American crime fiction writes sharper, more authentic dialogue, nor more exciting action, nor, beneath the tough façade, has a greater feel for the values and mores that really matter’ The Times
Wild, wicked, sweet, painful, courageous, outrageous and obscene
A cocaine-fuelled enterprise which proves absolutely that Crumley's Texas...is the place to be
Crumley writes like an angel on speed... Indispensable
Blistering, breakneck narrative shared by Crumley's two great private eyes... Heartstopping stuff, fuelled by drugs, booze and willing women in which violent action is actually the coverall for high romance... Reprehensible and irresistible. The ultimate adventure'