An original and compelling work of dark fiction—and the first stand-alone novel—from Steve Niles, the critically acclaimed creator of 30 Days of Night.
Detective John Haven is an LA cop who lives by two rules; nice guys finish last, and honest people solve nothing. It was a hard lesson for him to learn, but once he allowed himself to swim with the sharks and take some questionable pick-up work on the side, he began to assemble a rock solid arrest and conviction rate…always walking a careful line between lawlessness and honor, but finding all too often, despite his heart, that his own anger is his worst enemy. Detective Haven deals with the harsh reality of the streets on a daily basis…but on the night of December 5, 2011, he steps into a crime scene like no other, and his world will never be the same. Haven’s underworld network knows nothing. In fact, some are unusually silent, as if something has come to LA that frightens even the most hardened criminals and killers….