1978: The wave of gentrification has yet to break over downtown Los Angeles, and vast swathes of the warehouse district lie nearly abandoned by the sterile trench of the city's concrete-clad river.
Lenny Strasser, a straight-arrow type with a taste for shady places, plunges into that world to discover that sometimes the only distance between two points is a very crooked line. When Lenny's friend Dave Larrabee nags him into helping him track down a missing girlfriend, Lenny suspects that the girl doesn't want to be found. He knows her all too well: she was his before she was Dave's, and she'd gone gleefully missing from his life one time too many. Worse, he's not entirely sure he's over his feelings for the theatrical and self-centered Kate.
But this time it wasn't one of her ordinary infidelities--she may have fallen, again, into the hands of the charismatic Nighthawk, who could lead her into territories where the danger is real and role-playing no protection from harm.
The quest takes them into hobo jungles and punk squats by the LA River--and into an after-midnight darkness of moral ambiguity that changes Lenny's life in ways he'd never dreamed of.
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About the Author
With eighteen years of journalism in the fields of transportation and urban sustainability, Rick has been a keen observer of America’s cumbersome (and ongoing) turn away from a freeway-centric suburban lifestyle and back to a more balanced, sustainable approach. This is particularly true in Los Angeles where, since the 1970’s, he has had a front row seat for the gladiatorial machinations of powerful interest groups over development, housing, and car and truck traffic. Through it all, he remains optimistic. His writing has been published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Bicycle Times, Momentum, Cycling Mobility, the Audubon Society newsletter, and various literary magazines. Now he has begun exploring the emotional ramifications of theses changes in a series of novels and stories set in the dark hearts of the cities he loves, bringing to light the denizens of shadow as they struggle to survive and even thrive in America's forgotten backstreets.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When Lenny Strasser's friend Dave Larrabee inlist his help to find his girlfriend Kate, he is very reluctant. Mainly because Kate used to be his girlfriend, after living together for 3 years she walks out on him without a backwards glance. Now that she has done the same to Dave and has been gone for 4 days Dave needs Lennys help to find her. The travel to the depths of 1978's downtown Los Angeles to find Kate. The Dust Will Answer is filled with adventure in discovering parts of LA as Lenny and Dave search for Kate. The description of these places are so well detailed it felt as if I was actually there. Richard Risemberg left no stone unturned in this amazing tale. You felt every sensation, this tale awoke every sensation for the reader and pulled you in deep and didn't let go until the very end leaving the reader hoping for more. *Reviewer For Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock!