What did happen to punk rock's vanished seminal singer Vince Smith twenty years ago? Eddie, twenty-first century would-be Pullitzer prize winner, reckons he can find out. You'll need to concentrate as narrative voices and times constantly change but if you're a fan of hard-edged crime or of punk rock I guarantee you'll be hooked. A word of warning for non-rockers: this is 'LA Confidential' without Russell Crowe. Only read it if you like your noir absolutely jet black.