The Quick by Dan Vining

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While searching for the person responsible for killing his client's father, private investigator Jimmy Miles walks the dark streets of Hollywood along with the Sailors, restless creatures who own the night, to find the truth, but instead discovers his own personal demons. Original.

About Dan Vining

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Dan Vining has worked as a screenwriter, newspaper reporter, and writer and editor at "Rolling Stone," He was a Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, where he also taught.
Published January 1, 2004 by Jove.
Genres: . Fiction

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The pace is as laid-back as Miles himself, and Vining's neo-noir prose sports a refreshing 21st-century hipness that owes nothing to Chandler and Hammett (trees are "gnarled, arthritic, almost bare but still alive," and the femme fatale's lipstick is "some shade of fifties red, edged in black in ...

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