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East on Sunset

A Crime Novel

Will Magowan

Ken Mercer

Minotaur Books

Will Magowan, the “vulnerable and deeply damaged” (Booklist) ex-narcotics detective introduced to readers in last year’s Slow Fire, has decided to retire from law enforcement and start a new life.

Things are looking up: he’s moved back in with his wife, Laurie, and landed the new job he’s always dreamed of. Then a figure from out of the past appears and makes a mysterious demand. Erik Crandall is someone that Will sent to prison when he was an LAPD Detective. Will tries to brush Crandall off, but things spin violently out of control.

Will begins to realize that the only way out of the present situation is by confronting tragic events from his past—a past he’d do anything to forget. He risks everything as he uncovers long-buried secrets and learns that almost nothing in his life is what it seems.

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EAST ON SUNSET (Chapter One)

It’s amazing how quickly your whole day can turn to shit.

Will Magowan let out his breath as he fought to steer his now hobbled Volvo station wagon into the parking lot of the mini mall.

Things had all been going according to plan: He’d put on his best shirt and a pressed pair of khaki pants and left the house right on schedule. He was driving east on Victory through Van Nuys, the traffic moving for a change, when it happened.

The white Daewoo cut into his lane without warning, and he was forced to jerk the steering wheel to the right

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Read the Kirkus Review of EAST ON SUNSET . The stalemate between a violent drug dealer and the down-and-out ex-cop who put him in prison quickly escalates past the point of no return.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ken Mercer

  • KEN MERCER was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1962 and began writing professionally at the age of 17. He lives in Northern California.
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    East on Sunset

    A Crime Novel

    Will Magowan

    Ken Mercer

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