It’s everyday business when Wattles, the San Fernando
Valley’s top “executive crook,” sets up a hit. He establishes a chain of
criminals to pass along the instructions and the money, thereby ensuring that
the hitter doesn’t know who hired him. Then one day Wattles finds his office
safe open and a single item missing: the piece of paper listing the crooks in the chain. When people associated with the chain
begin to pop up dead, the only person Wattles can turn to for help is Junior
Bender, professional burglar and begrudging private eye for crooks.
But Junior already knows exactly who took Wattles’ list; the
signature is obvious. It was Herbie Mott, Junior’s burglar mentor and
second father—but when Junior seeks him out to discuss the matter, he
finds him very unpleasantly murdered. Junior follows the links in the chain
back toward the killer, and as he does, he learns disturbing things about
Herbie’s hidden past. Just how much of the life he’s lived for
the past twenty years has been of his own making, and how much of it was
actually Herbie’s game? Download and start listening now!