This one was published in hard cover years ago and had a modest sale. It's noir humor tricked up as a police procedural. William McCann, a San Francisco cop, and his partner, J.R. Henry, met in Vietnam, where they collaborated to earn some prize money by fragging an officer. They invested the money with an Army doctor who was getting together a shipment of Double O (heroin) for the States. Using the cover of his police uniform, McCann is making the necessary underworld connections for the distribution. It helps that he and Henry are members of the city's anti-terror unit, and that San Francisco at the moment is in the grip of a mad bomber who attacks public restrooms. They are lightly supervised as they plunge into the subculture of fringe collectives. The plot careens around many corners, but it's all for sardonic laughs, although the book has to be rated R for violence, sex, and misogamy.
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About the Author
Phil Garlington has been a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, San Diego Evening Tribune, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Washington Times, National Enquirer and a dozen obscure sheets. He has also been a commercial pilot, teen squid, and college student body president.