PLAYGROUND FOR THE RICH, ARENA FOR THE POWERFUL, GRAVEYARD FOR THE UNLUCKY ... WELCOME TO PALM SPRINGSLynn Cutter
- he's a wise guy cop with a world-class hangover. His one goal in life is to steer clear of trouble until his pensions comes through: but with a woman at the wheel grinding his gears, he ignores every warning sign. Now his best-laid plans could go up in smoke.Breda Burrows
An ex-cop from LA, she's retired to glittering Palm Springs determined to make it as a private investigator. so far she's found her first case, an ex-cop to do the dirty work, and enough dirt to bury them both.Rhonda Devon
Aged forty-four going on twenty-four, she has the best body money can buy, but all that silicone in the world can't keep her aging husband from straying, especially when there's more to his extramarital activities than a marriage gone sour ...Nelson "Dirty" Hareen
- an overeager baby cop with a serious Rambo complex, his career marooned in a desert purgatory, he dreams of a transfer to Palm Springs. He's convinced that catching the fugitive is his ticket to paradise and that only an old-timer like Lynn Cutter can lead him to the promised land.The Fugitive
- All anyone knows about him is that he's bald, he speaks with an accent, and he's carrying a flight bag. He disappeared into the desert after attacking a cop in an airport men's room, Now he seems to be headed for Palm Springs - but what business he has there is anyone's guess.
For some it's the pleasure capital of the world. For others it's a city of last chances, a paradise on the edge of the desert. For soon-to-be ex-cop Lynn Cutter, sweating out a disability pension, it could become a point of no return.
AS a rule, Cutter wouldn't give a private investigator the time of day, but Breda Burrows it the exception to every rule.
Sultry, blue-eyed, long-legged, and tough as nails, Breda can be very convincing, and she's convinced Cutter to be her guide through the glittering netherworld of Palm Springs - an explosive mix of silcone, Geritol, old money, and murder.
The trail begins with the monied socialite wife of a philandering husband. the wife doesn't care about her husband's infidelity, but she wants to know why he's made a secret deposit - at a sperm ban, What Cutter wants to know is the identity of the strange, Violent man hubby is meeting in the desert - a man known only as The Fugitive.