The story of a man, Max Fischer, having an affair with his conniving secretary. Fischer hires a psycho to kill his wife. The psycho is the secretary's boyfriend. In true noir fashion, everything goes to hell. This was a collaboration involving Ken Bruen and Jason Starr. I have never read any Starr. My feelings about Bruen are overwhelmingly positive. I found this book to be generally worthwhile to read, though I do not think it stands up to any of Bruen's solo material. I will read the two others in this series at some point.