At the gala launch party of porn publisher Ted Calderone's new erotic magazine, sexy models serve delicious appetizers -- but a murderer has spiked one tray with poison mushrooms, death caps. A controversial investigative reporter eats them and dies. Local newspaperman Ed Rosenberg was standing next to the victim when he swallowed the poison, and gets sucked into the murder investigation. Softcover edition.
"An intriguing whodunit plot. Makes excellent use of the author's in-depth knowledge of his adopted city. Sure pacing and vivid journalist's world pull readers in. Racy sex scenes." -Publisher's Weekly.
"Castleman captures the city in all its glory." -Library Journal.
"Move over, Sam Spade. There's a new crime-solver on the beat. He's a reporter who knows his way around the mean streets of San Francisco. He has an exotic gal pal. He loves the Giants, and constantly spars with his crusty, doughnut-noshing editor." -Jewish Bulletin of Northern California.