August's OfficeI've been working to pull together all the photographs that will illustrate my forthcoming novel, Runoff. For one of the chapters, I wanted a picture of the Flood Building in San Francisco, where my PI protagonist August Riordan has his office on the 12th floor.
I wasn't happy with the exterior shots I managed to take, so I decided to go inside and actually check out the 12th floor. Look what (my buddy Mr. Photoshop and) I found:
Although it's never mentioned in the text, August has his office in the Flood Building because that is where the Pinkerton National Detective Agency was based when Dashiell Hammett worked there as an operative. The Pinks were in suite 314, but August prefers the view from the top floor.