The Forgotten Addiction
by Michael Lion
Los Angeles, 1993. The City is burning itself down. Murder is king. And Bird is back, right in the middle of the blaze. Still blaming himself for the death of the Butcher's Granddaughter, Bird is holed up in his girlfriend's apartment and trying to keep the demons at bay. But the City won't leave him alone, won't let him grieve. When the desperate father of a missing UCLA co-ed finds Bird and pleads with him to help find his daughter, Bird sees a path to personal redemption and takes it. It may be the last mistake he ever makes. From penthouse office suites to strip club poker games, Bird soon learns that the girl's disappearance may have been of her own making. But somewhere along the way she drew the interest of L.A.'s darkest corners, and in them Bird will have to choose between his own life and that of a woman he has never met.
Raves forThe Forgotten Addiction
"Lion writes like a classic-era Chandler chopped up with the best of Lawrence Block. If you like your detectives disillusioned and disgruntled then look no further. The Forgotten Addiction is an intravenous injection of Class-A quality for the crime genre."
—Tony Black, author of Artefacts of the Dead
"Classic L.A. noir. A gritty, full-throttle ride that careens through a labyrinth of intrigue, desperation, and mayhem."
—Mario Acevedo, author of Rescue From Planet Pleasure
"The Forgotten Addiction is dark, gritty, and beautifully written, and lovers of crime fiction will want to follow Bird down Michael Lion’s mean streets."
—Lynn Kostoff, author of Late Rain
"This strong Chandleresque tale features sharp writing, a fascinating cast of characters, a hero you want to root for, and a gripping story that ricochets down today's mean streets of LA."
—Dave Zeltserman, author of The Boy Who Killed Demons