"I didn't set out to kill anyone. All I wanted was a good story, which is all a journalist ever wants, but I should have seen it was going bad."
So begins Arizona Kiss, a powerful noir story about an investigative reporter named Macky, who gets involved with the wrong woman. It's all downhill from there, as you might guess. The woman, Alice Malone, gives Macky the scoop on a prominent judge who's involved in dog-fighting. She says she wants Macky to do a story and expose the judge, but things aren't always what they seem in books like this one. Lots of violence involving both animals and humans, so weak stomachs take warning. If you can take it, this is one of those books that will stick with you for a long time.