In America, kings are not born, they are made.
Danny McCabe isn't his real name. America certainly isn't his real home.
But now Danny finds himself fleeing Ireland for the bright lights of 1930s Hollywood with two virtual strangers, Nicky Mariani and his beautiful sister, Lucia.
As Lucia pursues her dream of stardom, Nicky finds his calling in the violent underbelly of the city of dreams. Torn between his love for Lucia and his desperate fear for their safety, Danny is drawn into a chain of events that will pit brother against sister, friend against friend, and lover against lover.
R.J. Ellory's novels have been translated into 26 languages, and he has won the USA EXCELLENCE AWARD for Best Mystery, the STRAND MAGAZINE Best Thriller 2009, the THEAKSTON'S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD, the ST MAUR PRIZE, the AVIGNON READERS' PRIZE, the LIVRE DE POCHE AWARD and the QUEBEC LAUREAT. He has been shortlisted for a further 13 awards in numerous countries, including four DAGGERS from the UK Crime Writers' Association.
Despite the American setting of his novels, Ellory is British and currently lives in England with his wife and son.