Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean with some yellowing due to age. 310 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1983. ISBN: 0450057372. El Gordo City: a sleazy, violent, urban wilderness of decaying industry, no-hoper slum housing, vice and corruption. Not exactly the jewel in the crown of the San Francisco Bay area. So when Marshall Tanner, private eye, is called in to track down a missing woman witness to a Mob hit-and-run killing, he is not surprised to find that nothing in the case is nice and simple and that every lead threatens to turn into a stone-cold dead ending.