How'd I miss this one?
Former SFPD homicide cop and deep-cover CIA agent, DANTE MANCUSO is the creation of Edgar winner Domenic Stansberry.
A troubled past isn't enough to keep Dante from returning to the bars and backstreets and rowhouses of San Francisco's largely Italian North Beach district where he grew up and going to work for a local detective agency. Not that Dante's a big fan of the big boom that's transformed his hometown, or the way it's eating away like a cancer at his beloved stomping grounds. He's got a sharp disdain for the greed, corruption and crime that seem to have enveloped his hometown, and no sympathy for the real estate carpetbaggers and dot com millionaires pushing out long-time residents.
It adds a nice touch of class-conscious angst to this already dark, noirish series, which has drawn comparisons to all the usual suspects, including Chandler and Hammett. And James Joyce.
Excuse me while I kick myself...
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith
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