The setting of this shocking mystery is Hell itself, ironically renamed "Fun City," somewhere in Thailand.
Not for the squeamish, it brews up a stew of drugs, prostitution and mutilation, seasoned by a Noir cynicism so thick you might not care for the taste at first. But stick with it and a savory, satisfying meal is there to be had.
I look forward to discovering the other Joe Dylan mysteries. It's a whole different world--thanks to James A. Newman for revealing it to those of us who are stuck elsewhere on the planet.