T.M. Raymond was raised by beatniks. In the 1970's he moved to Los Angeles with the intention of leaving as soon as possible - he's still there. He worked for many years in the film industry making little money but gaining great experience as a writer, director, editor, set designer, even stunting as a space lizard. He loves Los Angeles now, but still hopes to move to a gloomier climate someday.
Be careful who you love. In this sequel to Chinese Puzzle the mystery begins with a man disappearing from an elaborately sealed shipboard cabin and moves on to the fog-shrouded streets of prohibition era San Francisco where guarded sanctuaries provide no protection from a killer whose cunning and cruelty is not restrained by the shackles of sanity.