'[A] riveting, violent caper' Wall Street Journal
Rowan Petty is a conman down on his luck. Tinafey is a hooker who's tired of the streets. Their paths cross one snowy night in Reno, and sparks fly.
When an old friend of Petty's shares a rumour about two million dollars stashed in an apartment in Los Angeles, it seems like a chance at the score of a lifetime.
Petty and Tinafey head south, and soon a wounded vet, a washed-up actor, and Petty's estranged daughter all get dragged into the dangerous game they find themselves playing. For the winner: a fortune. For the loser: a bullet in the head.
Richard Lange is the author of the short story collection Dead Boys and the novel This Wicked World and ANGEL BABY. His stories have appeared in the Sun, the Iowa Review and Best American Mystery Sstories, and as part of the Atlantic Monthly's Fiction for Kindle series. He was the 2008 recipient of the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009. He lives in Los Angeles.