Loved, loved, LOVED this book. It's the beginning to a new trilogy by Vicki Pettersson (author of the Signs of the Zodiac series, beginning with The Scent of Shadows). It's set in Vegas and features an angel who was a noir-ish PI when alive (he died in the 1960's) and a modern reporter who lives the rockabilly life. I love the way the characters interact, and Pettersson makes each one jump off the page. But my favorite part of this book is the language. Pettersson is extremely precise in her word choice and the narrative throughout this book SINGS. I can't recommend it highly enough.