by Steve Stroble
Wayne Sundowner's life unravels after his mother abandons him at the police station and only his Grandma Cathy agrees to take custody of him. Stuck in Bakersfield, Wayne learns details of his past that anger him even more.
An acquaintance, Rex Lafyte, tries to mentor Wayne. But Rex has problems of his own, including owing a lot of money to unseemly characters.
And why is a federal agent after Rex?