She wanted justice … but got revenge.
Dredge thought Spider said they were going to buy the kilo from the Mexicans.
Not pull a fast one…
It’s 1977: California. Once blissed-out hippies have taken a liking to crystal meth. Punk rock is on the turntable.
More than anything, misfit Dredge wants to be a part of the Dead Boys, a motorcycle gang bent on controlling Santa Cruz’ growing meth market. But first he has to impress Spider.
Spider isn’t going to let anyone take over his lucrative dealing action. A drug deal with a Latino gang trying to move into Dead Boys’ turf turns into a killing spree.
With long red hair, an oil-burner dope habit and a pair of earrings that look like little silver birds, Eva Braun—not her real name, of course—is Spider’s old lady. Her self-destructive streak leads her to tell the cops about the murder of four Latin gang members. Dredge would love to save Eva, but maybe he better find a way to save himself.
Colleen Hayes did ten years in prison for killing her ex. With a gun in her pocket, she’s heading to Santa Cruz on a mission: to rescue her glassy-eyed daughter from the Dead Boys.
Nobody crosses Spider. Not the Latinos. Not the Chinese Tong waiting to make their move. Not Dredge. Or Eva. Or Colleen. And not the little girl who lives next to the Dead Boys’ house and watches everything, especially the pretty lady with the red hair and bird earrings.
Their lives are on a collision course and time is running out.
Take equal parts Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith and Cormac McCarthy, add a dash of Quentin Tarantino and stir in a stolen kilo of methamphetamine. Blend it with what Henning Mankell calls “my own language” and you have WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN.
Whereabouts Unknown: Peace, love and vengeance.