Mark Gummere. The Damage (2013) 280 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “Eighteen-year-old Diane Berger is missing from her wealthy parents’ San Francisco home and Lucky Lucas goes hunting. Lucas finds the girl in the hedonistic haven of Southern California’s Venice Beach, but not before stumbling upon a corpse in the crash pad where she’s been staying. What began as a simple favor for a friend spins out of control and has Lucas caught in a world damaged by corporate crime, marital infidelities, blackmail, and murder.”
Setting: San Francisco; Southern California