The neon nights, the steamy sense of danger, the strangeness of the Strip -- it was a world that small-town, unsophisticated Madeline Catlin might never have entered. But if the police wouldn't help her, then Victor Canelli would. She'd come all the way from Georgia in search of her sixteen-year-old brother. Now she meant to tag the footsteps of the savvy, streetwise detective who knew the ins and outs of the Los Angeles underworld and where to look for a boy who might have made the wrong connections. Madeline knew only that she had to find Davey. How could she admit she was enjoying the search? From the moment she found herself in Vic's arms, she knew she'd found something she'd always wanted, always needed. It wasn't perfect, but it was far more than she'd bargained for.
January 1985 : USA Paperback