Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
It took me 3 years to finally get to this book. I wanted to read it because it was set in Tacoma, because it was about meth labs, which are now not the scourge that they were when the book was published. It’s a great read. The character that is the most interesting is Howard the meth cook that is the ‘white whale of detective Wyatt James–the main character’s– life. I don’t know how the author got inside the skin of a creepy, drugged out gutter crawler as well as he did. Actually, I thought all the other characters were sort of stock, but the book pulls the reader through the romance, the romantic tiffs, and all the gotta haves of standard fiction to track the antics of the over the edge Howard.