Dublin PI Ed Loy tackles a case that takes him back to Los Angeles — his home of twenty years — and a past hed rather forget in this gripping new novel in the Edgar Award-nominated and Shamus Award-winning series.
Ed Loy has laid his ghosts to rest. Hes been back in his hometown of Dublin for several years, his work is wearing but steady, and hes in his first loving relationship since the death of his daughter caused the ruin of his marriage six years ago. But when two girls go missing from a Dublin film set, Loy knows his past has caught up with him.
Loys longtime friend, film director Jack Donovan, is shooting his next movie, an Irish historical epic. Donovan and his three right-hand men — together, the Gang of Four — have made numerous movies together spanning several decades, but the new film is primed to be their masterpiece. Production grinds to a halt, though, when not one but two female cast members fail to show up to work. Chances are theyre party girls sleeping off a late night, but the circumstances feel familiar to Loy. A little too familiar. Twenty years ago, three girls disappeared from a movie Donovan was shooting in Malibu and their bodies were never found. Today, Loy has a sinking feeling in his heart: Those girls are gone.
Knowing that one of the film crew — maybe even Jack Donovan himself — is responsible for the girls disappearances, Loy races to uncover the truth before a third girl goes missing. And in order to find answers, he must return to L.A. and delve deep into his past. But while hes so far from home, a cunning killer seizes the chance to strike at whats closest to Ed Loys heart.