Ernie Politics, a schizophrenic albino with a penchant for political rants and crackpot conspiracy theories, has been murdered.
The LAPD has no interest in wasting time and manpower on the random death of one homeless man, so Ray Cobb, Ernie's best friend, decides to investigate the crime and solve the mystery for himself.Finding a cryptic note Ernie scrawled days before his death, Ray realizes that Ernie's crazy ravings and irrational writings may contain hidden clues about the identity of his killer.
Ray's quest for vigilante justice pulls him deep into the dangerous underworld of the Los Angeles streets, leading him to discover a vagrant underground railroad, a poker game where the stakes are one’s life, and a political conspiracy that entangles him with a LAPD cold case detective.Ray uncovers more about Ernie than he expects to and learns when you live on the streets, the only person you can trust is yourself.
The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics is the first volume of Brad Grusnick's Vagrant Mystery Series, a modern noir exploring the underbelly of Los Angeles. Don't miss Book 2 in the series, The Last Dance of Low Seward.
Brad Grusnick, a native of Wausau, Wisconsin, graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre. He studied Improv and Comedy Writing with The Second City Conservatory in Chicago and went on to write for several sketch comedy shows in both Chicago and Los Angeles. He helped create the stage show and podcast, Mohansen High School. He currently writes for the Los Angeles sketch comedy group, Dry Hump Comedy, and the independent anthology series, The World of Steam.