By Peter Spiegelman
The first in a crime series about the new, disillusioned Robin Hood of skid row, Los Angeles
Dr Adam Knox returns from serving with an NGO in the Central African Republic in disgrace. His attempt to protect patients from a brutal militia ended in disaster. he's a little rougher, a little wiser, and a lot more cynical.
His new clinic tends to the vagrant, vulnerable and victimized of LA's streets. It earns from the villains willing to pay for discretion.
His cynicism remains, until the night a beaten Romanian woman abandons her son on his operating table. She seems to be on the run. And in trying to return the boy to her, Knox can't help but try to figure out from whom she's running. He's going to wish he hadn't.
Helping other people won't help him much when his struggle to rescue the woman and her boy leads Knox into a tangle of human traffickers, Russian mobsters and directly into the cruel business of LA's most powerful family.
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22 Sep 2016
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Dr Knox portrays an all-new Los Angeles, rendered in a wild, all-new style. It's a crackerjack crime novel; everything pop-pop-pops and lures you deeper and deeper into Peter Spiegelman's luminous vision. It's a thrilling book — James Ellroy
A gripping and properly thrilling cat-and-mouse chase . . . Written with verve, style and no small amount of skill, Dr Knox is a great piece of 21st-century noir. — Big Issue
Knox walks the kind of mean streets that might have given Raymond Chandler nightmares . . . Gives his private-eye style adventure a thrilling edge — Irish Times
A unique hero who lingers to heal bad guys, and whose medical crises are as thrilling as car chases — Wall St Journal