“Guttentag brings the story lines together in a conclusion that leaves you morally conflicted, yet surprisingly satisfied.” —San Francisco Chronicle
When a high-profile lawyer is murdered at the Chateau Marmont, lackluster detective Jimmy McCann takes to the streets and finds himself enmeshed in this complex web of prostitution and drugs, learning that the killer, a young girl named Casey, is a victim in her own right. Delving into Casey’s troubled community of homeless runaways, characterized by abuse, rape, death and disease, but also by friendship, loyalty and love, Bill Guttentag has crafted a stunning literary crime novel.
Bill Guttentag is a two-time Oscar-winning documentary and feature film writer-director. His films include the documentary feature Nanking, and the dramatic feature Live!. He was an executive producer and creator of the series Law & Order: Crime & Punishment, which ran for three seasons on NBC. He has also directed films for HBO, ABC, CBS and others. He lives with his family in Northern California, where he teaches a course at Stanford University.