This is the story of Hardly, a perpetual stoner drifting from one day to the next. Hardly has somehow taken on the impossible task of rescuing two abused children, a mission that appears doomed from the start. He enlists his 16-year-old clueless amusement park coworker, an antisocial goth city worker, and a sexy 40-something former private investigator. This is a thriller with heart. Another well-crafted winner from Lou Berney.