Third in the Nina Zero series, featuring ex-con and celebrity photographer Nina Zero, who lives in LA. While Nina is perched on a hill overlooking a reclusive celebrity's home hoping for a chance at a photo, a man blunders past her and when he sees here there, attempts to kill her. When she comes to moments later, a fire is raging down the hillside and has quickly engulfed the movie star's home in an inferno that no one could survive. Because of Nina's record and her being at the scene, a desperate arson investigator attempts to pin the blame for the fire on Nina and she begins her own investigation to clear her name of not only arson, but murder. Are the charred remains found inside those of Angela Doubleday? Another complication--a large Rottweiler with no teeth who comes bounding out of the smoke and ashes attaches himself to Nina and she very reluctantly takes him home and feeds him. Something about the pooch tugs at Nina's heartstrings like no sad human story could. I like Nina a lot and like these books, too. Nina is not always an easy person to like and her life is so full of crap that it's hard to say I 'enjoyed' the book, because I'd be a sadist if I did. LOL But I find the writing style hard to put down and do find Nina a very viable and believable character.
I'm glad I discovered this author. This is a fun,easy read with a Graftonesque feel.