William Hjortsberg, author of the acclaimed occult thriller Falling Angel, the basis for the hit film Angel Heart, takes readers on a mind-bending ride through Mexico after the Summer of Love, when an American hippie s life is upended by a gang of ex-cons. All Tod remembers when he wakes up next to a dead prostitute is that he had his 1st shot of heroin the night before. He and his wife, Linda, were partying with their new neighbors, a trio of parole violators who fled to Mexico after robbing a Beverly Hills jewelry store. Now the place is empty, stripped clean except for Tod s hunting knife, which is covered in blood. Did he kill the woman, or was he left behind as the fall guy? Convinced that his junkie friends abducted Linda to keep her from talking to the police, Tod buys a gun and prepares to do whatever it takes to get his wife back before he makes a run for the border.
William Hjortsberg is the author of 5 novels, including Falling Angel, an Edgar Award finalist, and Nevermore, as well as the biography Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan. Hjortsberg lives in Montana.