My third book into the writings of T. Jefferson Parker and a stand alone at that.
The other books read were the Merci Rayborn series which I really enjoyed. This one, not as much.
Everything seemed a little contrived. Seems silly saying that because of course, it's fiction. But nevertheless, people from the 1960's are interjected in the novel such as Richard Nixson, Charles Manson, Thomas Leary and a few others. Unfortunately, most added nothing to the plot that I could determine.
However, I must say that if you're looking for a book about the 1960's in California...go no further. Read this book for a fictionalized account. Unfortunately, don't expect a great storyline to go with it though.