“Mordant, dynamic, rousing, effervescent, provocative and just plain good…Superior fiction, etched with a sharp, fierce, steely—and talented—pen.”—Los Angeles Times
When Skeeter Hodges is gunned down in a quiet black Washington, D.C., neighborhood, few mourn the loss. He was a vicious drug runner who took out his competition and intimidated witnesses into silence. To homicide detectives Frank Kearney and José Phelps, Skeeter got what he deserved. Still, it’s a murder, and that means a search for a killer—until their boss intervenes.
He wants them to go back to some of those witnesses and see how many unsolved cases can be laid on Skeeter’s grave—and make the department’s numbers look good. But making the numbers and making a collar are two very different things. With the streets turning into killing fields, and the pressure growing, Kearney and Phelps must choose between following orders—and following their instincts…
Before turning to crime fiction, Robert Andrews published four thrillers that drew from his own experiences as a Green Beret, a CIA operative, and as an aide to senior U.S. senator John Glenn. He is the author of A Murder of… More about Robert Andrews
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Published by Berkley Sep 06, 2005| 320 Pages| ISBN 9781101205167