opening night of Nina Zero's first gallery show, and her staged
photographs of Hollywood pulp scenes are attracting the interest
of actual art connoisseurs, not just the usual gossip rag readership.
But the excitement of the evening shifts to alarm when Nina receives
an anonymous package containing an amateur bondage video that may
have ended in death. As she and her editor at Scandal Times watch
the rape and strangling of a young woman, Nina Zero recognizes a
distinctive tattoo on the woman's left shoulder, and suddenly realizes
why one of her models has missed the opening.
Who sent the tape? And more importantly, what
happened to the girl? Nina starts investigating her model and
discovers a parallel life of S&M phone sex, blogs written
in code, an illicit relationship with a celebrity hypnotherapist,
and ties to the son of a billionaire film director. Her Scandal
Times coverage of the case enrages the LAPD and attracts death
threats from anonymous sources. Luckily Nina has her trusted (but
toothless) Rottweiler by her side, as well as a sexy but mysterious
detective who keeps landing in her bed. Just when events begin
to spin from her control, Nina's deeply disfunctional family enters
the fray, making life even more complicated for this ex-con with
a soft heart and a chip on her shoulder.
Eversz's L.A. is a noir-lover's neon dream.
- Washington Post
"Set in a vividly sunny and sinister Los Angeles, Zero to the
Bone is the best (and sexiest) Nina Zero novel yet.