This book was based in the Tenderloin of San Francisco. It is set in the time of Jim Jones and the mass suicide/mass murder in
1978. The story is peripherally related
to that event and the fixed election and ensuing murder of Mayor Moscone and
Sleeper Hayes is an ex-hippie who dabbles deeply in drugs, drinks and gambling. He also is an unrepentant fixer or perhaps do-gooder. His efforts to do favors for friends who are in trouble leads him to getting shot, stabbed and beaten.
Sleeper helps enough people that he has people in the strangest places owing him favors. The author's description of the life of the Tenderloin residents is colorful.
This was loosely historical fiction.
I enjoyed the book.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.