by Ed Lynskey
Topaz Moon is a hard-boiled crime novel set in the fictitious town of Emerald Shire, Virginia. Hondo Gunn, an early middle-aged criminal attorney, feels lonely while Aggie Essex is a twentysomething editor who lives and works there. They bump into each other at the post office, and this time the sparks fly between them. The rub is Hondo worked as an attorney for the mobster don Drake Hardcastle.