To Live and Die in L.A. by Gerald Petievich
Approx. 64,580 words.
Published on August 29, 2010.
Two U.S. Treasury agents, partners and antagonists, are drawn into a matrix of violence and corruption, southern California-style, that becomes a journey through a sunlit hell - at the end of which they become experts on the thin line between what it takes to live - and die - in L.A.