The novel A Western Capitol Hill trains its literary eye on Denver—similar to how other popular humor has spotlighted the eccentric populace of New Orleans, poked fun at the hipster reputation of Portland, and dished out the bizarre and trashy side of Baltimore. It's a darkly comedic tale of lust and avarice, set in the New West, complete with bad sex, bad drugs, and bad rock ‘n’ roll. Barbed satire as applicable to our recent national zeitgeist as it is to the Mile High City.
When a controversial bill at the Colorado State Capitol pits a Religious Right legislator against a transgender real estate mogul, two lobbyists battle—in mercenary fashion—on opposing sides of the cultural war. Welcome to Denver’s Capitol Hill. It’s where the Colorado legislature meets. It’s also an eccentrically diverse neighborhood populated by gays, goths, anarchists, fascists, punks, ethnic activists, nouveau gentry, neighborhood-watch alarmists, the drunken homeless, and violent criminals. Last, but not least, it’s the stomping ground of a supernatural beast—the Denver Dragon—in addition to hosting a variety of ghostly apparitions.