A scintillating novel of sex and murder in 50s LA
Set in 1950s L A CLANDESTINE follows Frederick Underhill of the Los Angeles Police Department as he pursues his dream to become the most celebrated detective of all time. The death of a lonely woman gives him his chance. As an ex-lover of the victim, Underhill soon gets on the case with L A's most feared interrogator Lieutenant Dudley Smith. But instead of finding his career on the way up, he finds his life about to take a fall. . . .
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