Los Angeles 1930. The man hanging on the cross at Mission San Fernando Rey definitely wasn’t the Savior. The best that could be said of him was that he was a corrupt financier, the worst a rapist and child molester who traded in political favors. Detective Mathieu had encountered him on his first case and despised him. Now as he stared up at his dead body, he knew he would have to find his killer. It was not a task he relished. The search would lead him through the underbelly of false gods and false promises in 1930s Los Angeles.