The sunshine streets of Venice Beach are haunted by a shadow, working his way through all the females and high-priced goods he can lay his hands on. He's been lucky, so far. But too much of a good thing can make a man reckless. He becomes slapdash and lets down his guard. From an oddball arrest to explosive climax, Freak is an electrifying rollercoaster of a ride, featuring incredible escapes, a giddy manhunt, and a motion-picture style courtroom admission, wherein you'll meet the darkest spirit of a multitude of stifled dreams.
The vanity mirror's dozen rose bulbs flickered every time a neighbor switched on a major appliance. This flickering, barely perceptible under hard white light, was a dramatic event in Marilyn Purly's perfectly dark bedroom.
Her ceiling and walls were papered black, her furniture ebony-staine...