The new unputdownable thriller from the author of The Final Country, winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award 2002.
You're only as tough as you feel. Take private eye C.W. Sughrue, ex-alcoholic and recovering gunshot victim. He thought he knew better than to do any work for Doctor Will "Mac" Mackindrick - even if he is his buddy. But 30,000 big ones does a whole lot of talking. So who's blackmailing Mac? One of his patients maybe?
Sughrue's first day on the job lives up to expectations when the wife of one of Mac's patients ends up headless with a noose round her neck - and Sughrue's pretty certain she won't be the only fatality. In fact, you can count on it. Six patients. That's six bodies...
James Crumley was born in Three Rivers, Texas and spent most of his childhood in South Texas. He served three years in the US Army before teaching English as a visiting writer at the University of Texas at El Paso.