|Renata's magnetic beauty draws men and women into jealousy and violence as they try to protect and love her at all costs to themselves. Richard, a poetry professor, loses himself and threatens his happy family through erotic fascination. Julie, a wannabe novelist, uncovers her secret sexual orientation as she spies on Renata's escapades from her room next door. Both would do anything to save Renata from her dangerous occupation and become her one true love. Florida's South Beach culture of drinking, drugs, and violence twist out of control.
A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Finalist for Best Paperback Original in 2008.
"The authentic heir to James M. Cain, Vicki Hendricks is the high priestess of neonoir. A fierce and fearless talent." —Dennis Lehane
"I loved this book. It's a private ticket into a secret world of desire and sex and the raw edge between them. I read it with the fever of the addicted." —Michael Connelly