Armed with a flashlight, tape recorder, and expandable baton, author Matt O’Brien explored the Las Vegas flood-control system for four years.
Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas chronicles O’Brien’s adventures. He follows in the footsteps of a psycho killer. He braces against a raging flood. He parties with naked crackheads. He learns that art is most beautiful where it’s least expected in many ways he prefers the underground to aboveground Las Vegas, and that there are no pots of gold under the neon rainbow.