“Fans of downbeat PI fiction will be satisfied…with Shamus Award winner Marks’s solid sequel to…White Heat.” —Publishers Weekly
While the storm rages over California’s notorious anti-illegal alien Proposition 187, a young woman climbs to the top of the famous Hollywood sign—and jumps to her death. An undocumented day laborer is murdered. And a disbarred and desperate lawyer in Venice Beach places an ad in a local paper that says: “Will Do Anything For Money.”
Private investigator Duke Rogers takes on the case of Carlos, the murdered day-laborer, as a favor to his sister Marisol, the housekeeper down the street from Duke’s house.
Duke, and his very unPC partner, Jack, must figure out what ties together these seemingly unrelated incidents. Their mission catapults them through a labyrinth of murder, intrigue and corruption of church, state and business that hovers around the immigration debate. Along the way we explore the fiery immigration controversy from all sides and no one escapes unscathed in this searing sequel to the explosive Shamus Award-winning novel White Heat.
Paul D. Marks is the author of “White Heat,” which won the prestigious Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America. Publishers Weekly calls “White Heat” a “taut crime yarn.” “Broken Windows,” the sequel, is being released on 9/10/18. His story “Ghosts of Bunker Hill” was voted #1 in the 2016 Ellery Queen Readers Poll. “Bunker Hill Blues” came in #6 in the 2017 Readers Poll. “Howling at the Moon” (EQMM 11/14) was short-listed for both the 2015 Anthony and Macavity Awards. Midwest Review calls his novella Vortex “…a nonstop staccato action noir.” The anthology “Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea,” co-edited by Marks, is nominated for an Anthony Award. And his story from it, “Windward,” has been selected for the “The Best American Mystery Stories of 2018” (fall 2018), edited by Louise Penny & Otto Penzler and has also been nominated for both a 2018 Shamus Award and Macavity Award for Best Short Story.