Edgar Award finalist Timothy Hallinan continues his six-book Simeon Grist series with this white-knuckle mystery - a must-listen for fans of Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels.
Simeon Grist knows LA inside and out - the sex for sale, the chic seductions, every rip-off from City Hall to Venice. So when he's hired by a Hollywood recording company to shadow one Sally Oldfield, suspected of embezzlement, Grist discovers she's entangled in the Church of the Eternal Moment - a million-dollar religious scam built around a 12-year-old channeler and the voice of a man who has been dead for a millennium. When Sally turns up dead, Simeon knows he's become the next target of a very flesh-and-blood entity waiting in the back alleys of sin and salvation. Grist may get a brutal look at the four last things: death, judgment, heaven, and hell - revelations he could definitely live without.