After a miscarriage, a young couple move from San Francisco to the Sacramento suburbs to restart their lives. When the vacant house across the street is taken over by who they think are squatters, they’re pulled into a battle neither of them bargained for. The gang of unruly drug addicts who’ve infested their block have a dark and secret history that reaches beyond their neighborhood and all the way to the most powerful and wealthy men in California.
L.A. fixer Calper Dennings is sent by a private party to quell the troubles on Coldwater Court before they affect his employer. But before he can finish the job, he too is pulled into the violent dark world of a man with endless resources to destroy anyone around him.
“A great American writer who knows his way around the gutter. Pitts is bold; his style his own. In Coldwater, he builds characters with heart, through layered storytelling and dialogue as real as a conversation between old friends. Tom Pitts at his very best.”
—Matthew McBride, author of Frank Sinatra in a Blender and Undera Swollen Red Sun
—Johnny Shaw, author of Big Maria and Undocumented