Club Gouge: Chicago's edgiest night spot, where a woman calling herself the Body Artist invites the audience to use her naked body as a canvas. The show attracts all kinds of people, from a menacing cop to Ukrainian mobsters and Iraq war veterans.
A tormented young painter comes too, and the designs she creates on the Body Artist drive one of the soldiers into a violent rage. When the painter is shot, the police assume the shell-shocked veteran went off the rails.
But his family hires V.I. to clear his name - and the detective discovers a chain of ugly truths stretching from Iraq to Chicago's South Side.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 19/01/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780340994122