Dave 'Felon' Fellows is a cheerful sadist. He thrived during his time in the California National Forces, especially during the incursion into Tijuana for 'civilian pacification.'
Calvin Hearn lost his mind in the brutal Tijuana operation, and although he's much recovered since then he's still haunted – awake or asleep – by the ghosts of that massacre.
Now Felon is an LAPD officer, while Hearn is a pastor ministering to the Angeleno homeless, and together they're at the center of events that could soon tear the city apart.
This novelette can be read on its own, but also builds on the world and characters established in the novel 'Luck and Death at the Edge of the World,' featuring Gat Burroughs.
Praise for 'Luck and Death at the Edge of the World':
“A great science fiction detective story featuring a clazzic noir detective, a fading super-star, a nymphomaniac, and an A.I. who channels Alan Turing, the father of computing, all set in a dystopian future that is familiar yet fascinatingly strange—what more could you want?” - Ian Watson, author of "The Universal Machine: From the Dawn of Computing to Digital Consciousness"