"When ex-con Dave 'Mace' Mason is hired by Paulie Lacotta, an old acquaintance and high-rolling criminal, to watch his ex-girlfriend, Angela, he knows there's more to the job than he's being told. Angela has fallen in with one of Paulie's competitors, Tiny, and Paulie wants to know if she is the reason a big deal recently went south. But as Mace follows the young woman around some of the more upmarket LA neighbourhoods he draws the unwelcome attention of a British hitman and his childlike but nonetheless homicidal brother, and later stumbles across Tiny's body in the big man's Malibu beach house. An unusual counterfeit coin placed between the dead man's teeth might hold the answer as to what's really going on, but will Mace live long enough to uncover the truth ...?"--Page  of jacket.