The Black Marble
He is a damned good cop—a burned-out homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson .38 and a vodka bottle. She is his partner—twice divorced, nursing a grudge against men, obsessed by the awful temptation of love.
Joseph Wambaugh: The tough ex-cop who writes the hard-hitting best sellers—a master storyteller whose characters are as powerful and as passionate as his plots.
Pragmatic Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman is paired with Valnikov, a romantic detective of Russian origin who is going through a midlife crisis. They fall in love while solving the case of the kidnapping of a socialite’s pet dog.