It’s California in 2009 and young Rick Antonio is stuck in journalism hell.

“Good book! A quick, engrossing summer read.” — Amazon review

He screwed up a huge scoop that could make his career in the capital. As punishment he’s forced to cover little known women’s roller derby. There’s a trick bill about to be passed that will dot the coastline with oil platforms. He found he has feelings for a derby player who wants nothing to do with him.

As plan after plan falls to pieces, Rick leads a triple life: intrepid investigator, contracted political henchman, and nice-guy suitor. He must make choices that determine the course of the state, his life…and those he cares about.

This debut novel twist on the noir genre combines humor, romance, and political intrigue.