This fast-paced book is a fabulous and fun blend of noirish action, riveting romance, and detailed and colorful descriptions of Greenwich Village in the 1940s. With each page of this hard-boiled thriller I was pulled along by the well-drawn, likeable characters: glamorous chorus girls (who are really boys), handsome emcees (who are really women), madames, ... mob kingpins, wealthy socialites, corrupt businessmen, and crooked politicians. Think L.A. CONFIDENTIAL but with a lesbian/gay twist and set in the seedy but sexy world of 1940s NY nightclub life. Can't wait for the sequel!