City of Rose
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: November 2017
Duration: 6 hours 16 minutes
As an amateur PI with a bent moral compass, Ash McKenna is good at finding people-but not at staying out of trouble. Between his own violent tendencies, the shadow cast by his father''s death, and a self-destructive revenge quest, he made a mess of his life in NYC. Figuring it was time for a change of scenery Ash relocated to Portland, taking a job as a bouncer in a vegan strip club. And he hasn''t had to hit anyone in six months.
So when one of the club''s dancers asks Ash for help finding her daughter, he declines, content to keep the darkness in his past. But soon Ash is held at gunpoint by a man in a chicken mask, and told to keep away from the girls. Unfortunately Ash isn''t good at following directions either.
As Ash navigates an unfamiliar city, he finds himself embroiled in a labyrinthine plot involving a ruthless drug cartel and a scandal that could reach one of the most powerful men in Portland. Ash is dead set on finding the missing girl, but realizes that in order to deliver her safely he may have to cross the one line he promised himself he never would.
"Ash McKenna is a noir hero with a difference...(Hart) establishes his Hammett-Chandler bloodline at once...good action scenes, nice offbeat characters, but what lingers is the swoony dialogue... Noir with a tingle of doomed but sweet romance." -Booklist on New Yorked