JUDGING by the fifth novel to feature the battered but unbowed
paparazza-on-parole Nina Zero, Robert Eversz's highly original
noirish series has come to a conclusion of sorts... Since it's
impossible to even hint at the book's ending without spoiling
its effect let's just say it's one of the strangest resolutions
I can recall in more than two decades of reviewing -- happy and
sad and bizarre and totally satisfying. This shouldn't come as
a complete surprise to anyone familiar with the ingenuity Eversz
has displayed in this series. He has, after all, created a unique
narrator-protagonist who observes Southern California's fault
lines, and her own, with a cynic's eye and a satirist's tongue,
and whose language and style are on the cutting edge of hip.
// Dick Lochte, Los Angeles Times
"Eversz hits the jackpot in his fifth Nina Zero mystery as
his Hollywood tabloid photographer with the unsavory past confronts
various challenges and emerges irrevocably changed but still standing...This
compelling, nerve-wracking, draining novel will leave readers
hungry for the next."
// Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review
Nina's terse, tough-girl patter is irresistible, and her street-smart,
humorous take on love and life makes for addictive reading.
// Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist
"Nina's addictive escapades grow in depth and complexity,
with mystery on the side."