Matthew F. O’Malley. Coastside Detectives: The Grand View (2010) 188 pp.
Publisher’s description: “The views of San Francisco, so well known from dozens of film noir tales and classic novels, are the backdrop to a tale rooted in the smart-bombed skyline of present-day Baghdad, with results in San Francisco just as deadly. Detective Mike Mason now lives in Pacifica, a small coastal town just south of San Francisco, but is drawn back to the rough streets of the city’s Tenderloin District by a new client, Laura Grandviewer, who is as beautiful as she is untrustworthy. Lies and half-truths send Mike upon a crooked path, and before he can unsnarl all of the loose ends Laura has set waving in the criminal winds, a growing body count will work to unnerve this hardened detective and end in a climactic splash of blood.”
Setting: San Francisco (Tenderloin), Pacifica