One month after his reluctant return to civilization, Charlie Waldo struggles to balance his ascetic rules for living with the demands of a relationship.  Against his better judgment he gets drawn into the orbit of a wild and privileged L.A. teenager who tells lies as easily as she breathes, a case which drags Waldo into the opulent and seedy world of Orange County, where nothing is as it seems.

Nominated for the Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America.

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