The events of Hollis lead up to and overlap with the film Chinatown, telling an original story that both expands and complements what happens in the movie. Fans of Chinatown, not to mention neo noir and stories about Los Angeles, will find a lot to love in Hollis.
"In excavating and then breathing fresh life into Chinatown’s Hollis Mulwray, Jeff Gomez has laid bare the tragedy of Los Angeles, a lost paradise that was built on water and ravaged by those that controlled it. With his bare-knuckle prose style, Gomez artfully sneaks a timeless cautionary tale into his brisk, Chandleresque caper."
— Marc Weingarten, author of Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown
"Gomez’s masterful plot exposes the connections between social inequality, access to resources, and the political maneuvers behind important infrastructure decisions."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Unsettling, disturbing, and sobering in its depiction of dark powers manipulating and controlling the fates of nations, Hollis is a gripping novel whose unremarkable, brave hero puts everything on the line to prevent another tragedy."
— Kristine Morris, Foreword Reviews
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