Forge Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780765362889, 384pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
LAPD detective Hayden Glass has only one vice…the girls who work the streets he’s vowed to protect.
Los Angeles Police Robbery-Homicide detective, Hayden Glass is haunted a shame that he could never define or conquer, by the scars that left a permanent void in his soul. He deals with it the only way he can....he cruises Sunset Boulevard, picking up prostitutes.
Hayden Glass is a sex addict.
Assigned to a heinous crime involving the daughter of prominent LA politician, Glass sees a link where no one else does…that this is the work of a vicious, sadistic, sexual predator.
Glass’s investigation takes him beyond his temptations, right up to the line where the deviant behavior that has become his crutch crosses over into the deviantly criminal.
STEPHEN JAY SCHWARTZ grew up in New Mexico and traveled the United States extensively before settling down in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons. There he became the director of development for film director Wolfgang Petersen, helping develop films such as Outbreak and Air Force One. Boulevard is his first novel.
“Boulevard is raw, twisted, and so hard-boiled it simmers from beginning to end.”
--Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of the Elvis Cole novels
“Relentless and unflinching, a shocking thriller that dares you to keep reading. Schwartz has created one of the most complex and tortured protagonists I've encountered in a long time. A powerful debut.”
--Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Keepsake
“A terrific police thriller. It’s fast-paced and convincingly told. The streets of L.A. have never been meaner or seamier. Schwartz is gifted with clear vision and a knowing heart and a way with words. Wonderful.”
--T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author of The Renegades