Ex-mobster Daniel Port has just arrived in Los Angeles. He has a sporty new car but no long-range plans. His main goal is getting together with adorable lounge singer Tess Dolphin. Then he meets an obnoxious con man from his past, Joko Mulnik, who is now something of a Hollywood talent agent. Mulnik has obtained some film showing megastar Ella Anders in the nude. He wants Port to join him in blackmailing Anders and her studio. Port turns him down flat but is drawn into the scheme anyway.
Used availability for Peter Rabe's It's My Funeral
October 1989 : USA Paperback