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‘No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford’ Elmore Leonard

In this riveting novel of psychological suspense, Charles Willeford charts a duel trajectory of alcoholic desire and destruction that is at once poignant, terrifying and utterly authentic.

Prowling the grimy streets of San Francisco, Helen is a beautiful, sensuous drunk – and a pathetically easy pick-up. Harry just wants to help, but before long they are both adrift in a sea of alcohol – until Harry conceives the ultimate crime.