That’s a question Greg Salem asks himself as often as it is posed to him. Having found himself up to his eyes in danger and drama following an on-the-job shooting (Bad Citizen Corporation), the former punk rock legend/East Los Angeles police officer is taking some time away from things to try and get his head back on straight.
Along with friend and former bandmate, Marco, Greg retreats to a cabin in the Angeles National Forest. Of course, not being able to stay out of trouble, it’s not long before he and Marco unwittingly stumble upon a marijuana growing operation deep in the forest. Unfortunately for them, the operation isn’t run by peace-and-love potheads, but a man who calls himself Magnus Ursus and who runs his operation, Grizzly Flats, with an iron fist and cult-like loyalty from his group of followers.
Charles “Reader” Kincaid is not a man to be taken lightly. As intelligent as he is ruthless, Reader’s specialty is high-end hits—he does dirty deeds, but they do not come dirt cheap. His talent for and willingness to engage in killing came to him early, having beaten his father to death with a baseball bat at age fourteen.
Prone to boredom if not continually challenged, Reader also occasionally resorts to thrill crimes like armed robberies, something he admits is stupid, and for which he was busted twice.
While doing time for his second conviction, Reader comes up with the plan for the perfect crime, the one that will both make him rich and allow him to settle a score that’s been festering since the night he killed his father.
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