Reap what you sow, especially if it’s murder…
L.A. cop Lucky Dey knows better than anyone that in some corners of the city no lives matter. Fed up with how the system tends to neglect society’s broken and defeated, Lucky ignores policy to hunt down the gangbangers who murdered an eccentric homeless vet. But the more he uncovers about the crime, the more Lucky realizes that his enemies are closer and more politically connected than he could imagine. Suddenly, Lucky can’t trust anyone—not even the ambitious rookie he’s been assigned to train.
Determined to find the girl, Lucky tangles with Tinseltown’s dark underbelly
to locate the millionaire’s daughter. Winding his way through an L.A. landscape where the lights are bright but reality can be murky and perilous, Lucky is trapped in a trafficking web, entangled with vile human predators. But bringing the girl home safely becomes more dangerous than he expects. For the first time ever, the payoff might not be worth the price.
“Thrilling… [Reaper] falls tonally somewhere between Chinatown and the visceral street politics of The Wire.”
—Blue Ink Reviews
“In the almost-flawless execution, the writing and the pacing, as well as in the effort given in crafting each and every character, scene and line of dialogue…Doug Richardson’s Reaper stands out from the other novels in this crowded genre.”
“…plenty of gritty dialog and action. Recommended for readers of crime fiction looking for a strong new voice.”
—Henry Baum, SPR