The story is of power vs. community; money vs. honesty. Translated into Polish by Andrzej Gorka, the book (English title: Friends Downtown) is a detective story which takes place in Los Angeles and follows the investigations of Carl Lehman, P.I. into the dark side of Southern California power players. Noir at its roots, the book, its protagonist and characters are unorthodox in nature. This publishing collaboration between Austeria and a U.S.-based author represents a new step toward bridging the cultures of both nations.
Seldom, if ever since the “Cold War”, have these two cultures collaborated on such a basis.