The Dark Streets, narrated like a scrappy P.I. by Jeff Nimoy, is a suspenseful installment in the popular Jack Liffey series. This one sees our favorite world-weary investigator navigating L.A.’s Koreatown, as Liffey relentlessly tracks the case of a missing film student who has shady associations to a big-business Korea corporation.
The listener will surely get lost in the shadows and mazes of K-Town and the murky, desolate streets of LA. The glitz and glam of Hollywood, this is not. A fun and thrilling hard-boiled crime noir story.
The detective the Chicago Tribune declared "the most interesting since Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins" himself goes missing. The Dark Streets takes private investigator Jack Liffey to LA's glitzy, exotic Koreatown, where a young film student, Soon-Lin Kim, has apparently gone missing. Early in his search for her, Jack learns that Soon-Lin has been tangling with a giant Korean conglomerate. Again, as in all the Liffey mysteries, the superbly-crafted action that makes John Shannon one of the most exciting detective-fiction writers on the California scene envelops Jack, and ultimately he finds himself under torturously intense interrogation at the secret compound of a private security agency - and for a climax as explosive as the violent lightning storm in the desert sky.