Signed First Edition
February 8, 2022 Publication Date
An ex-con hits the streets of L.A. to find her twin sister’s killer. Is it a mission of justice—or a quest for vengeance?
Cody Bonner, identical twin, daughter of a major movie star, a teenage street kid in Los Angeles, a bank robber at nineteen, and a prison inmate at twenty. When she’s released after six years, she returns to L.A. with a purpose: to learn the truth about her sister Julie, who washed up on a Malibu beach a year earlier. The connection between the twins was so powerful that the day Julie died, Cody collapsed in the prison yard. Now that bond is driving her to seek justice—at any cost.
Using bootleg skills she learned in prison, Cody begins to peel back the layers of mystery. Her search leads her to the darker alleys behind the dazzle of the film business, and into the world of high-powered agents, high-priced call girls, and men with a taste for sexual violence. As she homes in on her mother’s powerful agent, Harry Groban, a man with ugly accusations of abuse in his past, Cody becomes more deeply enmeshed in the life she left behind as a teenager: her mother’s star power, her former classmates-turned-producers, glitzy parties, and a handsome former love who knows all the players. Is Groban at the center? Could there be others who had a hand in Julie’s murder?
As Cody gets closer to the truth, another ghost from her criminal past is stalking her—one that could put her back in prison for years.
"This is authentically terrific! D. C. Taylor has a keen eye and a deep understanding of cinematic storytelling, and he seamlessly combines that with a unique new character, savvy dialogue, and page-turning action. The result: LA Burning is instantly engaging, surprising and wise—but it's also heartbreaking. Fans of Michael Connelly and John Lescroart and Sue Grafton—and isn't that all of us?—rejoice. Add L. A. Burning to your list of must-reads." —Hank Phillippi Ryan